Dawn Wells, who starred as the demure Mary Ann in long-running sitcom “Gilligan’s Island,” died Wednesday of causes related to COVID-19 in Los Angeles. She was 82. A native of Reno, Wells also appeared in “77 Sunset Strip,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza,” “The Joey Bishop Show” and “Hawaiian Eye.” Publicist Harlon Boll announced her death.
Deadline Hollywood reports:
Wells, who was Miss Nevada in the 1959 Miss America pageant, beat out 350 actress for the role of Mary Ann. She starred in over 150 series and several movies in her career as well as appearing on Broadway. Wells is survived by her stepsister, Weslee Wells. No services are scheduled at this time.
Dawn Wells, ‘Gilligan’s Island’s’ Mary Ann, Dies of COVID at 82 https://t.co/7bTGMPpzXm
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