Dawn Wells

Birth Day October 18th, 1938
Birth Place Reno, Nevada
Age 85 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Libra

Dawn Wells Biography

An American actress, Dawn Elberta Wells was professionally known as Dawn Wells. She was well recognized for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island". She gained the title of Miss Nevada after competing in the Miss America pageant and made her TV debut in a 1961 episode of "The Everglades", playing the character Piney. She had also endeavored as a producer, author, teacher, motivational speaker, journalist, and spokesperson. Her over five decades-long careers in the world of glamour and entertainment saw Wells performing in various films, TV programs, and onstage productions with equal elan. She was also a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. But sadly, we lost her on 30th December 2020 at the age of 82. Scroll down to know more about her Full Biography, Facts, Life Story, Personl Life & more. 

Death of Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells, who played the wholesome Mary Ann among a misfit band of shipwrecked castaways on the 1960s sitcom "Gilligan's Island", died on 30th December 2020 Wednesday of causes related to Covid-19, her publicist said. She was 82. Wells died peacefully at a living facility in Los Angeles, publicist Harlan Boll said. We are sorry for your loss.

Gilligan's Island Star, Dawn Wells Died At 82

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Famous For

  • Being an American actress.
  • For her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island".

Dawn Wells Early Life

Dawn Wells took birth on 18th October 1938 with the real name or full name of Dawn Elberta Wells in Reno, Nevada, U.S. She held an American nationality and American-white ethnicity. Similarly, she was from Christianity religion and her race was white. She used to happily celebrate her birthday on the 18th October of every year and she had celebrated her  82nd birthday though as her birthdate, her star sign was Libra. She was born to Joe Wesley and Evelyn Wells as her father owned a local Reno shipping company called "Wells Cargo" (not the trailer manufacturer). She attended Reno High School as well as attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, where she majored in chemistry. She transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a degree in theater arts and design. 

Dawn Wells Career

  • Dawn Wells commenced her career by representing her state in the Miss America 1960 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey as she was crowned Miss Nevada in 1959.
  • She then made her debut on ABC's "The Roaring 20s" and the movie "The New Interns" as well as she was cast in episodes of such television series as "The Joey Bishop Show", "77 Sunset Strip", "Cheyenne", "Maverick", and "Bonanza", before she took the role of Mary Ann on "Gilligan's Island" where she reunion cartoon spin-off "Gilligan's Planet" and three reunion movies: "Rescue from Gilligan's Island", "The Castaways on Gilligan's Island", and "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island". 
  • Analogously, she had starred guest stars on "Wagon Train", "Tales of Wells Fargo", "87th Precinct", "Surfside 6", "Hawaiian Eye", Ripcord" and many others.
  • As well, she had a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1985 whereas she had also published "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook" in 1993 as well as released "What Would Mary Ann Do? A Guide to Life" in 2014 too which was launched to coincide with the 50th anniversary of "Gilligan's Island".
  • Furthermore, she was the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute, a not-for-profit (501(c)(3)) educational organization with "a vision of education.
  • She also appeared at the Denver Foundation's Christmas Wish Celebrity Auction, helping to raise funds for the disabled and disadvantaged in West Virginia in November 2009.
  • Additionally, her last appearance was in the series, "The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants" in 2019.

Dawn Wells, a famous American actress

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Dawn Wells Personal Life

Reflecting on Dawn Wells's personal life, she was a married woman. She tied a knot with Larry Rosen, a talent agent, on 27th October 1962 with whom she was in a romantic relationship for a long time. But, the couple had no children and were divorced in 1967. She was living and enjoying a single life at the time of her death. She had also strictly kept her personal and professional life separate. Furthermore, talking about her sexual orientation, she was straight. Moreover, she faced arrest by Idaho police for reckless driving and possession of marijuana on 18th October 2007 and was found guilty of the former. She served six months of unsupervised probation apart from giving a fine.

Dawn Wells Net Worth

 Dawn Wells was an American actress who had a net worth of $50 thousand at the time of her death in December 2020. She had earned a fine amount of money from her career as her major source of income was from her acting career. Wells also earned a handsome amount of salary too which was also in thousands of dollars per year. Besides, Wells consigned for sale her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role in 2005. Beverly Hills auction house Profiles in History sold it for $20,700. 

Dawn Wells Body Measurements

Beautiful Dawn Wells stood at a perfect height of 5 feet and 4 inches with a balanced weight of 48kg. She was an amazing woman with a pretty face and charming smile though she kept her body maintained as an actress at that age too. Graceful Wells had brown hair and dark brown eyes color as her body build type was average. Her usual exercise schedule had guided her to be in marvelous body posture with appropriate body measurement. Besides, a GoFundMe page was set up to help Wells cope with financial trouble from medical care after a fall in 2018.

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