Dawn Wells

Actress Best Known as Mary Ann Summers on "Gilligan's Island"

Dawn Wells Biography

Wells attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri. She later transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a Degree in Theatre and was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority.

In 1959, Dawn Wells won the title of "Miss Nevada" and represented her state in the 1960 Miss America pageant. After moving to Hollywood she began appearing in guest roles in such television series as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, and Bonanza before winning the role of Mary Ann.

She starred with Michael Dante in the 1975 independent movie, "Winterhawk" as a Western settler kidnapped by a Native-American 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, and on an episode of ALF.

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 Driggs, 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.

In April 2005, according to Forbes Collector, Wells personally consigned for sale, via an auction house in Beverly Hills called Profiles in History, her original gingham blouse and shorts ensemble from her signature role. The winning bid for the Mary Ann Summers outfit from Gilligan's Island was $20,700. Polls taken at colleges periodically pop up on the Internet showing that by lopsided odds, men prefer "Mary Ann" to the more glamorous "Ginger" character on the island.

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Dawn Wells Videos

Throwback Thursday: Dawn Wells Looks Back On 'Gilligan's Island ...
Interview With Dawn Wells: Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island - YouTube
Fans of 'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Help Pay Off Debt: 'I'm ...

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Dawn Wells is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dawn Wells for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Dawn Wells generally travels from Burbank, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Viola Davis, Amy Poehler, Amy Schumer, Rashida Jones and Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dawn Wells for an upcoming event.

Dawn Wells Videos

Throwback Thursday: Dawn Wells Looks Back On 'Gilligan's Island ...
Interview With Dawn Wells: Mary Ann from Gilligan's Island - YouTube
Fans of 'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Help Pay Off Debt: 'I'm ...
Dawn Wells - Run For Wells - YouTube

Dawn Wells News

  • Dawn Wells Of 'Gilligan's Island' Joins MeTV

    Actress Dawn Wells has joined classic TV multicast network MeTV as the network’s first “marketing ambassador.” Famous and beloved for her role as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island, Wells now sets sail to represent MeTV on the air and around the country.

  • 'Gilligan's Island' Star Joins 'The Bold & The Beautiful' Cast

    A “Gilligan's Island” star will be joining the cast of “The Bold and the Beautiful.” According to a Michael Fairman On-Air/On-Soaps, Dawn Wells will appear on the hit CBS soap next month. Wells played the adorable and much-loved castaway, Mary Anne, on “Gilligan's Island.” She'll play the character of Alice on "The Bold and the Beautiful."

  • Interview: Gilligan's Island's Dawn Wells (Mary Ann) Says It Was The ...

    In the first, second and third parts of our interview with Dawn Wells, the actress discussed her role as Mary Ann in the 1960s hit television series Gilligan's Island,  ...


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