"Mary Ann" Still Acting at 73

Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the long-running '60s TV series Gilligan's Island, begins a run in a new play in Chicago tomorrow. And she still gets recognized wherever she goes.
“I can’t go anywhere,” she says. “I can’t go to Beijing, I climbed with the gorillas in Rwanda. It’s ‘Mary Ann! Mary Ann!’ ”

Although Wells runs a film festival in Idaho, is working on a book (a conversation between Mary Ann and Dawn) and has two reality shows “in development,” she’ll take a short break from those projects to appear (starting Tuesday) in the Chicago run of “Love, Loss, and What I Wore.” The play centers on how items of clothing mark emotional moments in women’s lives.

While Wells, 73, has for years held on to a lucky green blouse, the most precious threads she owns are Mary Ann’s almost-belly shirt and leg-lengthening bun-huggers.

Custom-made and immediately recognizable, they’ve long been valuable collector’s items. Wells has been offered as much as $35,000 to sell the ensemble, but “I’m not ready yet.”

Read more in the the Chicago Sun-Times. Link -via reddit

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You lie w w!!! You lie!!! That is Mary Ann. The Mary Ann of my dreams, of my youth. Mary Ann, oh Mary Ann, you still look great. You will always look great. Ohhh Mary Ann... My sweeeeet, sexy Mary Ann....
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Eat your words, Bobo. That photo is Not and never was Dawn Wells. Link is wrong too. Google for her 2008 pothead mugshot. She's stretched out and definitely looks 73 or older.
I don't know which disturbs me more - that she hangs on to her "bun-huggers" - or that the story implies she still wears them.
TMI Ewww.
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My first ever crush. Oh was I GaGa over her when I was a kid. Later, when I became a man, I switched over to Ginger (Tina Louise) Both were such knockouts! Mary Ann was "the sweet girl". Ginger was "The Vamp".
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