Dawn Wells: born 18 October 1938, Reno Nevada USA. Dawn Wells was Miss Nevada in 1959, competed in the Miss America Pageant in 1960, and got her BA in Theater the same year. She appeared on several television series, including “77 Sunset Strip” and “Hawaiian Eye”, before setting sail for “Gilligan’s Island” in 1964. For three years and in endless reruns ever since, she has been stranded on that desert isle as Mary Ann Summers, the sweet foil to Tina Louise‘s Marilyn-like Ginger. Following “Gilligan’s Island”, she had occasional film and television roles, served as an “assistant” on “High Rollers” with Alex Trebek for seven years, and was one of the numerous has-beens to find a port on “The Love Boat”. She can also drop back into the character of Mary Ann at the drop of a hat, and has made a career out of doing so on reunion shows and at various events, as well as on “ALF”, “Baywatch”, and “Herman’s Head.” NNDB.