Dawn Wells Biography – Dawn Wells Wiki
Dawn Wells (born Dawn Elberta Wells) was an American actress. She was best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Her role as Mary Ann led to gigs such as “castaway correspondent” for Australia’s Channel 9 and spokeswoman for the MeTV network. She wrote the book “A Guide to Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?” in honor of the 50th anniversary of “Gilligan’s Island.”
She also appeared in “77 Sunset Strip,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza,” “The Joey Bishop Show” and “Hawaiian Eye.” She served as producer on TV movies “Surviving Gilligan’s Island” and “Return to the Bat Cave” with Adam West. She went on to appear in series including “Growing Pains,” “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “Baywatch” and voiced Gumbalina Toothington in “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants” series.
Wells was also involved in humanitarian and charity work. Her charitable efforts included working as chair of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation, focusing on women and children in Northern Nevada, and she received the Elephant Sanctuary Trumpeting Award for her work with the Elephant Sanctuary. She also ran the Film Actors Boot Camp for seven years in Idaho, according to Variety.
She majored in chemistry at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo., then became interested in drama and went to the University of Washington in Seattle. She graduated in 1960 with a degree in theater arts and design, having taken some time off to win a state beauty title and compete in the 1960 Miss America pageant.
Dawn Wells Age
Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938, in Reno, Nevada. She died on December 30, 2020, in Los Angeles, California. She was 82 years old.
Dawn Wells Husband
Dawn Wells married her husband talent agent Larry Rosen on October 27, 1962. They had no children and divorced in 1967.
Dawn Wells Children
Dawn Wells and her husband Larry Rosen had no children.
Dawn Wells Family
Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938, in Reno, Nevada, the only child of Joe Wesley Wells, a real estate developer, and Evelyn (Steinbrenner) Wells. Her parents divorced when she was 4. Despite her parents’ divorce, Wells in her book, “I did not grow up in a broken home. I was raised by a very good mother and a great dad.”
Dawn Wells Death
Wells passed away on December 30, 2020, at age 82, in Los Angeles, California, due to causes related to COVID-19. Her publicist Harlan Boll announced her death. She is survived by her stepsister, Weslee Wells.
Tina Louise, the last remaining member of the crew, said in a statement: “I was sad to learn of Dawn’s passing, I will always remember her kindness to me. We shared in creating a cultural landmark that has continued to bring comfort and smiles to people during this difficult time. I hope that people will remember her the way that I do – always with a smile on her face.”
Dawn Wells Cause of Death
She died of causes related to COVID-19, according to her publicist Harlan Boll.
Dawn Wells Net Worth
Dawn Wells’ net worth was unclear. In August 2018, a GoFundMe page was set up by her friend Dugg Kirkpatrick to help Wells cope with financial trouble from medical care after a fall. The fundraiser raised $205,510. Wells addressed the GoFundMe page in a Facebook post. She wrote: “Wow! I am amazed at the kindness and affection I have received from the current outpouring in regards to the Go Fund Me Page that is grabbing so much attention and want to address it. A dear dear friend of mine with a big heart was trying to help me with some common issues we all understand and some must face. He create that page with the love an emotion like someone protecting their child.
“In a recent conversation with him I remarked Where did the time go? I don’t know how this happened. I thought I was taking all the proper steps to ensure my golden years. Now, here I am, no family, no husband, no kids and no money. Im grateful that God has given me so many friends and fans who care, or it would all be too ….overwhelming …..I am grateful to any of my fans who are willing to offer support. However, please know that my outlook is positive and I look forward to seeing you all in my travels.”
Dawn Wells Health Issues – Dawn Wells Health History
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