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A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented her from realizing the dream. Despite this, she did become Miss Nevada and was in the 1960 Miss America pageant. Wells majored in drama during her collegiate years (she was originally going to study chemistry) and after graduation moved... See full bio »

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Known For

Gilligan's Island
Gilligan's Island Mary Ann Summers
(1964-1967)
Lover's Knot
Lover's Knot Mary Ann
(1995)
Rescue from Gilligan's Island
(1978)

Filmography

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 2018 Kaplan's Korner (TV Series) (post-production)
Dawn Wells
- Marvin's Ghost ... Dawn Wells
 2018 See Ya (TV Series)
Marcia
- 3 F's (2018) ... Marcia
 2017 Heaven's Waiting Room (TV Series)
Flora
 2017 Life Interrupted (TV Movie)
Annie Hughes
 2015-2017 She's Still on That Freakin' Island (TV Series short)
- Holes (2017)
- Pilot (2015)
 2016 The Bold and the Beautiful (TV Series)
Alice
- Episode #1.7273 (2016) ... Alice
 2013 This Is Our Time
Margo
 2012 Silent But Deadly
Rose
 2007 Pastor Greg (TV Series)
Kathryn
- Sanity (2007) ... Kathryn
- Marriage (2007) ... Kathryn
 2007 Whatever Happened To? (TV Series)
- Country Girls (2007)
 2004 Forever for Now
Sylvia
 2002 Super Sucker
Super Sucker Celebrity Spokesperson
 2001 Three Sisters (TV Series)
Susan
- Mother's Day (2001) ... Susan
 1997 Meego (TV Series)
Mary Ann
- Mommy 'n' Meego (1997) ... Mary Ann
 1995 Lover's Knot
Mary Ann
 1995 Roseanne (TV Series)
Darlene
- Sherwood Schwartz--A Loving Tribute (1995) ... Darlene (uncredited)
 1993 Columbo (TV Series)
Female Guest
- It's All in the Game (1993) ... Female Guest (uncredited)
 1993 Herman's Head (TV Series)
Mary Ann
- Gals-a-Poppin' (1993) ... Mary Ann
 1992 Soulmates
Lucille Perkins
 1992 Baywatch (TV Series)
Mary Ann Summers
- Now Sit Right Back and You'll Hear a Tale (1992) ... Mary Ann Summers
 1987 Growing Pains (TV Series)
Casting Receptionist / Myrtle Deforest
- Broadway Bound (1987) ... Casting Receptionist
- Carnival (1987) ... Myrtle Deforest
 1987 ALF (TV Series)
Mary Ann Summers
- Somewhere Over the Rerun (1987) ... Mary Ann Summers
 1983 High School U.S.A. (TV Movie)
Miss Lorilee Lee
 1983 Matt Houston (TV Series)
Cheryl Burke
- The Visitors (1983) ... Cheryl Burke
 1982 Gilligan's Planet (TV Series)
Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers
- Gilligan's Army (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Super Gilligan (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Wings (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Invaders of the Lost Barque (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
- Space Pirates (1982) ... Ginger Grant / Mary Ann Summers (voice)
 1981 The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Mary Ann Summers
 1981 Fantasy Island (TV Series)
Myra Fletcher
- The Searcher/The Way We Weren't (1981) ... Myra Fletcher
 1980 Hagen (TV Series)
Lily
- More Deadly Poison (1980) ... Lily
 1979 The Castaways on Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Mary Ann Summers
 1978 Vega$ (TV Series)
Millie Farmer
- Serve, Volley and Kill (1978) ... Millie Farmer
 1978 Rescue from Gilligan's Island (TV Movie)
Mary Ann Summers
 1977 Return to Boggy Creek
Jolene
 1976 The Town That Dreaded Sundown
Helen Reed
 1975 Winterhawk
Clayanna / Narrator
 1969 The F.B.I. (TV Series)
Carol Morton
- The Attorney (1969) ... Carol Morton
 1962-1968 Bonanza (TV Series)
Moon Holt / Marty Johnson
- The Burning Sky (1968) ... Moon Holt
- The Way Station (1962) ... Marty Johnson
 1968 The Wild Wild West (TV Series)
Betsy Jeffers
- The Night of the Headless Woman (1968) ... Betsy Jeffers
 1967 The Invaders (TV Series)
Eileen Brown
- Dark Outpost (1967) ... Eileen Brown
 1964-1967 Gilligan's Island (TV Series)
Mary Ann Summers
- Gilligan, the Goddess (1967) ... Mary Ann Summers
- Bang! Bang! Bang! (1967) ... Mary Ann Summers
- The Pigeon (1967) ... Mary Ann Summers
- It's a Bird, It's a Plane (1967) ... Mary Ann Summers
- Slave Girl (1967) ... Mary Ann Summers
 1965 Valentine's Day (TV Series)
Pocahontas
- The Sweet Smell of Wampum (1965) ... Pocahontas
 1964 The New Interns
Bobbie
 1964 Burke's Law (TV Series)
Wendy
- Who Killed 1/2 of Glory Lee? (1964) ... Wendy
 1962-1964 The Joey Bishop Show (TV Series)
Marilyn / Connie
- A Young Man's Fancy (1962) ... Connie
 1964 Channing (TV Series)
Nancy
- Swing for the Moon (1964) ... Nancy
 1963 Palm Springs Weekend
Girl at Police Station (uncredited)
 1963 The Third Man (TV Series)
Secretary
- The Man in Power (1963) ... Secretary
 1963 Ripcord (TV Series)
Evvie Eden
- Willie (1963) ... Evvie Eden (uncredited)
 1963 Laramie (TV Series)
Millie
- The Violent Ones (1963) ... Millie
 1962 It's a Man's World (TV Series)
Molly
- Chicago Gains a Number (1962) ... Molly
- The Bravest Man in Cordella (1962) ... Molly
 1962 Hawaiian Eye (TV Series)
Lois Corey / Carolyn Barnes
- The Sign-Off (1962) ... Lois Corey
- An Echo of Honor (1962) ... Carolyn Barnes
 1961-1962 Surfside 6 (TV Series)
Consuelo Hernandez / June
- A Private Eye for Beauty (1962) ... Consuelo Hernandez
- Circumstantial Evidence (1961) ... June
 1962 Lawman (TV Series)
Elly Stratton
- No Contest (1962) ... Elly Stratton
 1962 87th Precinct (TV Series)
Kathy Blakely
- Out of Order (1962) ... Kathy Blakely
 1961 Tales of Wells Fargo (TV Series)
Molly
- Kelly's Clover Girls (1961) ... Molly
 1961 Everglades (TV Series)
Piney Danning
- Flight at Boca Chico (1961) ... Piney Danning
 1961 The Detectives (TV Series)
Sally
- Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (1961) ... Sally (uncredited)
 1961 77 Sunset Strip (TV Series)
Connie Kenwood / Nixie Martin / Judy Rodgers / ...
- The Inverness Cape Caper (1961) ... Connie Kenwood
- The Rival Eye Caper (1961) ... Nixie Martin
- Open and Close in One (1961) ... Judy Rodgers
- The Corsican Caper (1961) ... Yvonne Martell
 1961 Wagon Train (TV Series)
Mrs. Murray
- The Captain Dan Brady Story (1961) ... Mrs. Murray
 1961 Cheyenne (TV Series)
Sarah Claypool
- Lone Patrol (1961) ... Sarah Claypool
 1961 Maverick (TV Series)
Caprice Rambeau
- The Deadly Image (1961) ... Caprice Rambeau
 1961 The Roaring 20's (TV Series)
Gloria
- War with the Nighthawkers (1961) ... Gloria
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Show Show Soundtrack (1 credit)
Show Show Self (66 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (5 credits)

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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: Appeared in the Missouri tour of "The Vagina Monologues". See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Miss Nevada 1959

Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Just because a woman is over 50 does not mean she no longer has anything to offer. If anything, we have so much more to offer! We have lived life, we get better with age. I do my best work now in my 60s. Sure, I could retire; but what would I do? Play Bingo? I think not! See more »

Trivia:

Ex-husband Larry Rosen was an agent. See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure See more »

Nickname:

Pooter

Star Sign:

Libra

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