Thursday, December 31, 2020

Rest in peace, Maryann

As a sad ending to a challenging year, Dawn Wells -- Maryann from Gilligan's Island -- has passed away.

I've always had a soft spot for Gilligan's Island, and particularly for Dawn Wells. From everything I've read, she was as charming in real life as she was on screen.

Rest in peace, Maryann.


  1. Patrice, I remember watching re-runs of Gilligan Island after school in the 1970's when I was growing up. It had a certain cuteness and innocence to it that virtually all other sitcoms now lack. It is not so much the passing of an era as the coals slowly going out on an era that has passed.

    1. I am lucky. I can still get reruns of Gilligan's Island. I think it is on MeTV. It is available around here with just an antenna. Enjoy it so much better than some of the stuff more recent.

      RIP Dawn Wells

      kathy in MS

  2. Had a few dinners with her as she was a classmate of a dear family friend. She was as generous and kind ‘off’ the stage as you’d imagine. A kind soul.

  3. She was always my favorite on Gilligan's Island when I watched reruns as a kid. Shows today just aren't like that.