Dawn Wells, known as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island”, dies at age 82

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Dawn Wells played Mary Ann in "Gilligan's Island"

Actress Dawn Wells, who portrayed Mary Ann in 1960s sitcom “Gilligan’s Island” has died at age 82 from caused related to COVID-19.

Her publicist Harlan Boll announced her death.

A native of Reno, Wells also appeared in “77 Sunset Strip,” “Maverick,” “Bonanza,” “The Joey Bishop Show” and “Hawaiian Eye.”

Wells also represented Nevada in the 1959 Miss America pageant and appeared on several TV series before being cast in “Gilligan’s Island” in 1964.

Tina Louise, who played Ginger, is now the only living cast member.