Dawn Wells on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Mary Ann’s short shorts
Actress Dawn Wells reminisces about the show and her book ‘What Would Mary Ann?’
“Gilligan’s Island” star Dawn Wells, who was known for her iconic role as Mary Ann Summers on the popular series, is reportedly looking for financial help from its fans.
TMZ reported the former “Gilligan’s’ star is looking to almost 200,000 dollars from fans through a GoFundMe page created by a good friend. The actress is reportedly “desperate” for funds after an “unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months,” according to the GoFundMe page biography.
Wells’ friend told TMZ that in the accident, the actress broke her knee and is in the process of recovering from complications she had from a surgery to repair her injuries.
The fundraising page details that the actress has been dealing with financial struggles since the 2008 recession, and now the “$194,000 to relieve from the penalties imposed by the IRS (which are made up per day), and to pay her hospital costs.”
From left to right, sex-kitten, Ginger (Tina Louise), girl-next-door Mary Ann (Dawn Wells), and millionairess Mrs Howell (Natalie Schaefer) in a scene from the 1960s television comedy “Gilligan’s Island.”
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TMZ also reported that the actress wants to be moved to a smaller assisted living facility, which is aimed at helping those who are in the film and TV industry, but she was denied because her debt.
The friend also added that Wells has no family to support her through this time and the star has already lost her house.
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