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Birth information

18 October 1938 Reno, Nevada, USA

Given Name

Dawn Elberta Wells

Nickname

Pooter

How tall is Dawn Wells?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Larry Rosen

Life Story of Dawn Wells

Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Her father was a real estate owner and developer and her mother was a homemaker. Wells' childhood was a happy and healthy one. She and her mother grew their own fruits and vegetables in their gardens and Dawn rode horses. In her high school years, she was the class treasurer, President of the debate team and an honor rolls student. She was Miss Nevada in 1959 and went on to the Miss America Pageant. Dawn originally wanted to be a doctor, so she enrolled in the elite Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri to study medicine, but then she discovered the Drama Club. She then transferred to the University of Washington, which was known for their Theatre Department, and she graduated with a Degree in Theatre.

Dawn moved to Hollywood and got the role of Mary Ann Summers on CBS's Gilligan's Island (1964). The rest is history. However, there was much more to Dawn than her simple Mary Ann character. Wells refused to be an unemployed actor after the show ended and has never been out of work since the show aired 40 years ago. She has performed in over 66 theatrical productions, including the National Touring...

Significant features of Dawn Wells

Spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes
Her pigtails and gingham dress as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island (1964)
Natural brunette hair
Large brown eyes
Voluptuous figure

How much money has Dawn Wells earned?

Gilligan's Island (1964) $1,600 a week
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) $60,000

Publications and Magazines about Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells (w/ Steve Stinson) What Would Mary Ann Do? - A Guide to Life. 2014

What movies did Dawn Wells play or participate?

Producers Filmography
American Christmas (2019) , Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) , Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001) , E! True Hollywood Story (1999) , Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures (1997) ,
Actors Filmography
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (2019) Gumbalina Toothington, Kaplan's Korner (2018) Dawn Wells, See Ya (2018) Marcia, Heaven's Waiting Room (2017) Flora, Life Interrupted (2017) Annie Hughes, She's Still on That Freakin' Island...

Birth information

18 October 1938 Reno, Nevada, USA

Given Name

Dawn Elberta Wells

Nickname

Pooter

How tall is Dawn Wells?

1.63 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Larry Rosen

Life Story of Dawn Wells

Dawn Elberta Wells was born on October 18, 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Her father was a real estate owner and developer and her mother was a homemaker. Wells' childhood was a happy and healthy one. She and her mother grew their own fruits and vegetables in their gardens and Dawn rode horses. In her high school years, she was the class treasurer, President of the debate team and an honor rolls student. She was Miss Nevada in 1959 and went on to the Miss America Pageant. Dawn originally wanted to be a doctor, so she enrolled in the elite Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri to study medicine, but then she discovered the Drama Club. She then transferred to the University of Washington, which was known for their Theatre Department, and she graduated with a Degree in Theatre.

Dawn moved to Hollywood and got the role of Mary Ann Summers on CBS's Gilligan's Island (1964). The rest is history. However, there was much more to Dawn than her simple Mary Ann character. Wells refused to be an unemployed actor after the show ended and has never been out of work since the show aired 40 years ago. She has performed in over 66 theatrical productions, including the National Touring...

Significant features of Dawn Wells

Spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes
Her pigtails and gingham dress as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island (1964)
Natural brunette hair
Large brown eyes
Voluptuous figure

How much money has Dawn Wells earned?

Gilligan's Island (1964) $1,600 a week
Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978) $60,000

Publications and Magazines about Dawn Wells

Dawn Wells (w/ Steve Stinson) What Would Mary Ann Do? - A Guide to Life. 2014

What movies did Dawn Wells play or participate?

Producers Filmography
American Christmas (2019) , Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt (2003) , Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History (2001) , E! True Hollywood Story (1999) , Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures (1997) ,
Actors Filmography
The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants (2019) Gumbalina Toothington, Kaplan's Korner (2018) Dawn Wells, See Ya (2018) Marcia, Heaven's Waiting Room (2017) Flora, Life Interrupted (2017) Annie Hughes, She's Still on That Freakin' Island...

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Clint Walker and Dawn Wells in Cheyenne (1955)

Her alma mater, Stephens College in Columbia, MO, is a college for women. Joan Crawford was expelled there in the early 1920s.

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Dawn Wells in Phantomkiller (1976)

She received an Associate degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and later a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1960.

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Bob Denver, Alan Hale Jr., Larry Storch, and Dawn Wells in Gilligans Insel (1964)

She co-produced and starred on a television show called Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures (1997).

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Dawn Wells in 77-Sunset-Strip (1958)

Her father once owned the Las Vegas Thunderbird Hotel.

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Adrienne Marden and Dawn Wells in 77-Sunset-Strip (1958)

Owns her own company, Wishing Wells, which makes clothing for people with disabilities.

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Bud Davis and Dawn Wells in Phantomkiller (1976)

Colleen Haskell, from Survivor (2000) was often compared to Wells' character Mary Ann Summers from Gilligan's Island (1964).

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Dawn Wells in Phantomkiller (1976)

She and Russell Johnson are best known for their roles on the series Gilligan's Island (1964), but they are also well known for being infamously referred to as "and the rest" in the series' original theme song. The phrase was later replaced by "the Professor and Mary Ann" after protests from the actors.

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Dawn Wells in Gilligans Insel (1964)

Runs a "boot camp" for wannabe actors at her ranch in Idaho.

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