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Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells is an American actress, best known as Mary Ann Summers on the sitcom Gilligan's Island, which ran on CBS from 1964 until 1967. She starred with Michael Dante in the 1976 independent release, Winterhawk as a Western settler kidnapped by an Indian chief.

In the 1990s, she spoofed her character on a commercial for 1-800-COLLECT. She has also reprised her role as Mary Ann in the various Gilligan's Island reunion specials.

Today, she runs a successful business making special clothing for people with limited mobility. Still active in local theater across the country, Wells also runs an ongoing actor's workshop from her ranch in Idaho. Further, Wells is also a dedicated alumna of Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, having been instrumental in fundraising efforts for the college for many years.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2004.

Dawn Wells Facts

BirthdayOctober 18, 1938 (83)
BirthplaceReno, Nevada, USA
Height5' 6½" (1m69)  How tall is Dawn Wells compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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