Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells

Highest Rated: 42% The Town That Dreaded Sundown (1976)

Lowest Rated: 20% The Gilligan Manifesto (2016)

Birthday: Oct 18, 1938

Birthplace: Reno, Nevada, USA

Immortalized in American popular culture as the epitome of small town wholesomeness after playing shipwrecked farm girl Mary Ann Summers for three years on the popular sitcom "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-1967), Dawn Wells was an entertainment industry lifer who continued to work for 50 years. The great-granddaughter of an old West stagecoach driver and first-born child of a Las Vegas real estate mogul, Wells ditched her pre-med studies at Missouri's Stevens College when she discovered the campus drama department. While obtaining a theatre degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, Wells won the 1959 Miss Nevada competition. Denied the Miss America crown in 1960, the diminutive but determined Hollywood hopeful headed west, securing paying work in less than two months. A cultural icon by the age of 30, Wells returned to the role of her lifetime 10 years after the cancellation of "Gilligan's Island" for a run of made-for-TV reunion movies. A vivacious entrepreneur, spokesperson, acting coach, film festival founder and philanthropist, not even a 2007 arrest for marijuana possession could tarnish Dawn Wells' enduring reputation as the ultimate girl next door.

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Christmas Executive Producer - 2019
20% 86% The Gilligan Manifesto Self - 2016
No Score Yet 53% This Is Our Time Margo (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 87% Silent But Deadly Rose (Character) - 2012
29% 41% Super Sucker Super Sucker (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in History Self - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Evil Lives Lucille Perkins (Character) - 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island Mary Ann Summers (Character) - 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Castaways on Gilligan's Island Mary Ann Summers (Character) - 1979
No Score Yet 45% Rescue From Gilligan's Island Mary Ann Summers (Character) - 1978
No Score Yet 5% Return to Boggy Creek Jolene (Character) - 1977
42% 41% The Town That Dreaded Sundown Helen Reed (Character) - 1976

TV

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No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bold And The Beautiful, The Beginning Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Steve Harvey Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet 1 vs. 100 Unknown (Guest Star) 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
19% No Score Yet Three Sisters Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
83% No Score Yet Good vs. Evil Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
76% 68% Roseanne Darlene (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Space Ghost: Coast to Coast Guest 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Baywatch Mary Ann Summers (Guest Star) 1992
No Score Yet No Score Yet Growing Pains Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet 87% ALF Mary Ann Summers (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Matlock Unknown (Guest Star) 1987
No Score Yet No Score Yet Gilligan's Planet Unknown (Voice) 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet Fantasy Island Unknown (Guest Star) 1981
No Score Yet No Score Yet Meego Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Bonanza Unknown (Guest Star) 1968 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wild, Wild West Unknown (Guest Star) 1968
90% 74% Gilligan's Island Mary Ann Summers (Character) 1964-1967
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Joey Bishop Show Connie (Guest Star) 1964 1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet Laramie Millie (Guest Star) 1963
No Score Yet No Score Yet Surfside 6 Unknown (Guest Star) 1961-1962
No Score Yet No Score Yet 77 Sunset Strip Yvonne Martell (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wagon Train Unknown (Guest Star) 1961
No Score Yet No Score Yet Cheyenne Unknown (Guest Star) 1961

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