Sep. 26, 1964
30 min.
CBS TV Network

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Gilligan's Island

Gilligan's Island centered around seven people stranded on an uncharted deserted island somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. They all were on a boat tour, which found itself in the middle of a storm leading them to crash on an island! Main cast was Gilligan, first mate on the boat SS Minnow; the Skipper; a millionaire T.Howell III and his wife Lovey; a movie star Ginger; a professor and Mary Ann.

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Mary Ann Summers Gilligan's Island
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A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented ...

Character Bio

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Dawn Wells as Mary Ann Summers. Wells was a former Miss Nevada when she auditioned for the role. Her competition included Raquel Welch and Pat Priest. The pilot episode had a different character ("Bunny") played by actress Nancy McCarthy. After it was shot, the network decided to recast the roles of the Professor and the two young women. She wrote The Gilligans Island Cookbook and starred as Lovey Howell in the musical stage adaption of the show.

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02x14 - Mine Hero
Season 2, Episode 14
02x06 - Quick Before It Sinks
Season 2, Episode 06
01x02 - Home Sweet Hut
Season 1, Episode 02
01x15 - So Sorry, My Island Now
Season 1, Episode 15
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Mary Ann Summers Quotes

03x13 - And Then There Were None Season 3 / Episode 13: - And Then There Were None

[Dream sequence: "Doctor" Gilligan is on trial, accused of being Mr. Hyde. Mary Ann is a coarse "Eliza Dolittle" type appearing as character witness]
Mary Ann Summers: Just a poor cockney flower girl, that's all Ah is! But Ah owes *everything* to Doctor Gilligan. 'E taught me to *walk*, and to *talk*, and to *dress*, like a regular LADY! 'E give me real CLASS 'e did!

03x01 - Up at Bat Season 3 / Episode 1: - Up at Bat

Professor Roy Hinkley: [as "Sherlock"] I am inspector Sherlock and this is my associate, Colonel Watney.
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: [as "Watney"] How do you do?
Professor Roy Hinkley: Have you been expecting us?
Mary Ann Summers: [as the castle caretaker] Expecting you? Five years ago I wrote you to come investigate the strange happenings in this house. FIVE YEARS! What took you so long?
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: W-w-well the fact is... uh... we had trouble getting a Hansom Cab!
Professor Roy Hinkley: Eh... precisely! We had to WALK!
Mary Ann Summers: You walked? All the way from England?
Jonas 'The Skipper' Grumby: Yes, and of course, crossing the channel was devilishly slow. You see it was take one step, and come up for air, and then take another step, and come up for air...
Mary Ann Summers: Never mind!
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