Pretty sure that years ago we had a poll on Crossports re: Ginger or Mary Ann and Mary Ann won overwhelmingly. She was the nice, beautiful girl next door. In reality, Dawn won Miss Nevada and was also a Miss America contestant.
By all accounts she was as sweet in real life as her character. R.I.P. Mary Ann/Dawn. ✝️
And speaking of Gilligan's Island, while many posters may not have seen the show live and only on re-runs and may know that Gilligan was played by Bob Denver, only a few of us recall his initial claim to fame was playing Maynard G. Krebs, beatnik buddy to Dobie Gillis, with his goatee.
The skipper, Alan Hale, Jr., was son to a much more famous actor father, Alan Hale, Sr.
Thurston Howell, III, played by Jim Backus, besides being the voice of Mr. Magoo (look it up!) most hliarious role was as the rich, very drunk pilot in "It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world." One of the funniest (and longest) comedies of all time, IMHO. Any and every comedian, male or female, alive at the time at at least a bit part in that movie.
Last thoughts about Mary Ann/Dawn: there is cute; there is sexy; and there is sexy/cute. Mary Ann was the latter.
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Last Edit: Dec 31, 2020 7:25:37 GMT -5 by sader1970
I remember all of those folks (and the Many Loves of Dobie Gillis) quite well...and there is a difference ebbnween "fawning" and mourning.
Zelda Gilroy, played by Sheila Kuehl (James at the time) was in the news a couple months ago.
She's some kind of city official in LA that voted to ban outdoor dining, stating how dangerous it was to be doing so. The ban went into effect a few days after the vote. She dined at a restaurant a day or two before the ban went into effect. Guess Covid agreed not to strike in the interim.
I voted for Mary Ann at the time. And for Bridget over Giselle.
Yes, Mrs. Peel was pretty hot and the casting of her as a female with superior self-defense capabilities was rare at the time. Enhanced her hotness.