Who is Dawn Wells?

Dawn Wells is a renowned American actress who had been seen working actively on her since the year 1961 to 2019. She was popularly known for her role on the sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” as Mary Ann Summers.

Quick Infos
Full NameDawn Elberta Wells
Date of BirthOctober 18, 1938
Birth PlaceReno, Nevada, U.S.
Parent(s)Betty Wells and Joe Wells
OccupationActress
Death DateDecember 30, 2020
Spouse(s)Larry Rosen
​​(m. 1962; div. 1967)

Personal Life

Dawn Wells, whose real name is Dawn Elberta Wells was born on 18 October 1938 in Reno, Nevada, the U.S. as a daughter of a mother, Betty Wells, and father Joe Wells. His father is an owner of a Local Reno shipping Company on 30 December 2020, she died in Los Angeles because of COVID-19, and at that time she is 82 years old.

Husband

On 27 October 1962, she married Larry Rosen where they had no children, and later, in the year 1967, they divorced.

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Dawn Wells holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She has died when she was 82 years old. She used to have 5 feet 3 inches (1.63 m) height and 48 kg weight. She had got the body measurements of 33-22-34 inches and had brown hair with dark blue eyes. As she was born on 18 October, her zodiac sign is Libra.

Early Life and Education

Earlier, Dawn Wells went to attend Reno High School for her study. Later, she joined Stephen College after she completed her high school graduation. After that, she was transferred to the University of Washington from where she completed her graduation in the year 1960 with theater arts and design degree.

Career

Before, Dawn Wells became the crowned Miss Nevada where she also represented her stated in the Miss America 1960 pageant.

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Movies and Tv shows

Dawn Wells started her acting career after she had been casted as Mrs. Murray on an American Western series “Wagon Train” in 1961. In the same year, she was seen appearing as Piney on an American crime adventure television series “The Everglades” and also seen playing the role of Sarah Claypool on an American Western television series “The Cheyenne Show”. Further, she was casted as Caprice Rambeau on an American Western drama television series “Maverick”. Later, she was also seen appearing on an American television private detective drama series “77 Sunset Strip”.

Further, Dawn Wells was seen playing the role of Molly on an American Western television series “Tales of Wells Fargo” and then, from the year 1961 to 1962, she was seen appearing as June on a television series “Surfside 6”. After that, she was casted as Carolyn Barnes on an American detective television series “Hawaiian Eye” in 1962. In that year, she was also casted on an American Western television series Bonanza” and later, she was also seen as Molly on an American comedy-drama television series “It’s a Man’s World”.

Later, Dawn Wells was seen appearing as Elly Stratton on an American western television series “Lawman” in 1962. After that, she was also seen playing the role in the comedy movie “Palm Spring Weekend” in 1963. Likewise, in the same year, she was casted as Evvie Eden on an American syndicated television series “Ripcord”. Further, she was seen appearing in several movies like “Laramie”, “The New Interns”, “The Hoey Bishop Show”, “The Invaders”, “The Wild Wild West”, “Bonanza”, “Winterhawk”, “The Town That Dreaded Sundown” and “Return to Boggy Creek”.

From the year of 1964 to 1967, Dawn Wells was cast into an American sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” which was created and produced by Sherwood Schwartz. After that, she was again seen appearing in a comedy movie “Rescue from Gilligan Island” in 1978. In 1979, she was also seen in a comedy movie “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island” which is also known as another part of the movie “Gilligan’s Island”. Furthermore, she was also seen in other parts of the movie like “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island”, “Gilligan’s Planet” as a voice actor.

In 1983, Dawn Wells was seen playing the role of an American made-for-television comedy movie “High School U.S.A.”. In the same year, she was seen appearing on several parts of a television game show “Family Feud”. Later, she was seen playing the role of Myrtle on an American television sitcom “Growing Pains” in 1987, and in the same year, she was also casted into the role of Casting Receptionist on an American television sitcom “Growing Pains”. In the same year, she was casted as Mary Ann on an American television sitcom “ALF”.

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Also, Dawn Wells was seen appearing on several movies such as “The Late Show”, “The Princess and the Dwarf”, “Soulmates”, “Baywatch”, “Space Ghost Coast to Coast”, “Roseanne”, “Lover’s Knot” and The Man Show”. In 1997, she was also seen appearing as Mary Ann on a music video “Mary Ann”. In 2001, she was seen playing the role of an American made-for-television docudrama movie “Surviving Gilligan’s Island”. Later, in 2002, she was seen in the movie “Super Sucker” and then, in the year 2004, she was cast into the movie “Forever for Now”. In the following year, she was also seen appearing in the movie “Cyber Meltdown” and in the movie “Girlfriends”.

In 2010, Dawn Wells was seen appearing on an American reality television series “Rupaul’s Drag U” and then, in 2012, she was seen in the movie “Hotel Arthritis”. In the year 2016, she was seen playing the role of Alice on an American television soap opera “The Bold and the Beautiful”. Likewise, she was seen proving her voice over the character Gumbalina Toothington on an American animated television series “The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants”.

Net Worth

Dawn Wells used to have an estimated net worth of $50 thousand.

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