Bon-Voyage my first television crush
The lovely Dawn Wells passed away on December 30th, of Covid-19 complications at 82. Like many young kids around my age, I loved transporting myself daily to Gilligan’s Island. Although it was frustrating to see them fail to “get off the island” every single day, it was comforting to know that I would see them again tomorrow. Especially Mary Ann.
Who didn’t have a crush on this sweet face. Her wholesome “girl next door” persona and sitcom timing made her a joy to watch. Director Sherwood Schwartz knew this, giving her beautifully lit closeups that captured Dawn forever in pop culture history:
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