We are so very honored to have the lovely and talented Dawn Wells with us as our upcoming guest. Although her acting career is broad and deep, most of us remember her best from her delightful role as the hot pants-wearing, adorable vixen Mary Ann from the 1960s television series Gilligan’s Island. To this day men (and no doubt many women) still debate the age-old metaphysical question: “Who is hotter? Mary Ann or Ginger?”
Dawn Wells, who was crowned Miss Nevada in 1960 and represented her state in that year’s Miss America pageant, made her acting debut on ABC’s The Roaring 20s. Afterwards she was cast in many other early-1960s popular series, such as 77 Sunset Strip, The Cheyenne Show, Maverick, and Bonanza. These ultimately led to her role on Gilligan’s Island.
After her universally loved role in Gilligan’s Island, Wells turned her attention to theatre acting, appearing in nearly 100 theatrical productions over the succeeding years, including recent years. Most of her time during the ’70s and ’80s were spent touring in musical theatre productions, including a one-woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas.
Ken and Tai look forward to an engaging and memorable interview with this most beloved star.
We have limited seating available for audience members. If you would like complimentary tickets to our in-studio broadcast at the TVSB studios in Santa Barbara, please click here. This show tapes on Monday, May 4th. Audience members generally arrive by 6:30 pm and take their seats at 6:45 pm.
(This episode first airs Thursday, 05/07/2015, 10:00 PM, on TVSB-17, and is replayed numerous times throughout the following 14 days. You will find a complete schedule of times here. Additionally, a YouTube link to this episode, available about 24 hours before original airtime, will display immediately below.)