Dawn Wells Net Worth

Dawn Wells Net Worth is
$7 Million

Dawn Wells Biography

It’s been announced that the existing estimate of Dawn Wells net worthy of is as much while 7 million dollars. She actually is known as an celebrity and her profession in Hollywood has produced her an enormous star and also improved Dawn Wells net well worth. She became popular when she began to appear in the favorite Television series known as “Gilligan’s Island”, where she was selected for a job of Mary Ann Summers. She made an appearance in this display in the time of 1964-1967. The show not merely made her children name, but also improved the full total size of Dawn Wells net well worth. The actress was created in 1938 in Reno, Nevada. Before she became such a favorite celebrity, Dawn Wells was their studies at Stephens University in Missouri, where she was students of chemistry. In 1960, Dawn Wells became a graduate of the University of Washington, where she gained her level in theater arts and style. Furthermore to her profession in performing, Dawn Wells is definitely also called a beauty queen. In 1959, she earned the name of Miss Nevada, and as successful of it she represented this condition in the Miss America beauty pageant in 1960. Before she began to appear on it display that made her an enormous celebrity, “Gilligan’s Island”, she already appeared in a few other Television productions, such as for example “The Roaring 20s”, “The Cheyenne Show”, “Bonanza”, “77 Sunset Strip” and “Maverick”. As part of the “Gilligan’s Island” cast, she made an appearance in several movies predicated on this Television show, such as for example “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island”, “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” and “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”. Additional productions that she is also popular include “Wagon Teach”, “Surfside 6”, “Tales of Wells Fargo”, “It’s a Man’s Globe”, “The invaders”, “The Like Boat” and much more. Her appearances in every of them also have increased not merely her recognition, but also the full total estimate of Dawn Wells net well worth. Dawn Wells was casted for a few small parts in films such as for example “The New Interns” and “Palm Springs Weekend”. Additional movies that Dawn Wells can be known are “Come back to Boggy Creek”, “The City that Dreaded Sundown”, “Forever For Right now” and “Soulmates”. Following the display “Gilligan’s Island” was completed, Dawn Wells got interested into showing up in theatre productions even more or more to this day time she is showing up in them. She’s starred in a lot more than 100 theatre plays. Who’s Dawn Wells: About the most and beautiful television celebrity from America.She rose to fame after showing up on the CBS series Gilligan’s Island. Early Existence (Childhood): Born and was raised in Reno,Nevada from mom Betty Wells and Joe Wells.She actually is graduated in theatre arts and style from University of Washington. Interesting Facts: Dawn comes with an estimated net well worth of 7 million dollar.Idaho Film and Tv Institute is founded by her.She actually is also mixed up in business of clothing. Personal Existence: Wells was wedded to a skill agent Larry Rosen and later on got divorced.They ended their five years of relationship.She hasn’t got any children. $7 Million: Dawn Elberta Wells (born October 18, 1938) can be an American actress who’s best known on her behalf role while Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. She and Tina Louise will be the last surviving cast people from that series, not really counting the three unique actors for The Professor, Ginger and Mary Ann in the unaired pilot. Wells was created in Reno, Nevada, where she attended Reno SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. She later on attended Stephens University in Columbia, Missouri, where she majored in chemistry. She used in the University of Washington in Seattle, where she graduated in 1960 with a level in theater arts and style. She was an associate of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority. Dawn Wells net well worth: Dawn Wells can be an American celebrity who includes a net well worth of $7 million dollars. Born in Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells 1st attended Stephens University where she majored in chemistry. Nevertheless, she subsequently thought we would shift her concentrate and used in the University of Washington, where she graduated with a level in Theater Arts and Style. She also represented Nevada at the Miss America Pageant the same yr she graduated. She started her professional on-camera profession showing up in guest starring functions on such tv shows as, “77 Sunset Strip”, “Maverick”, “Bonanza”, and “The Cheyenne Display”. She also made an appearance in little roles in the movies “Palm Springs Weekend”, and “THE BRAND NEW Interns”. In 1964, she was cast in the part that could make her a celebrity, as Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island”. She continued to play the part throughout the show’s operate, and reprised it in multiple “Gilligan’s Island” specials. She’s gone to a prolific and enduring theater profession. Dawn Wells Net Worth Dawn Wells can be an American film and tv celebrity who played Mary Ann Summers on the tv screen series ‘Gilligan’s Island’. She was raised in Reno, Nevada and attended Reno SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL. Wells majored in chemistry while going to university but transferred and graduated with a level in theater arts and style. Her first tv appearance was in 1961 where she performed the type ‘Piney’ from the crime-experience series ‘The Everglades’. She was wedded to Larry Rosen from 1962 to 1967. Dawn Wells comes with an estimated net well worth of $7 million and she’s still alive. It’s been calculated that the quantity of Dawn Wells net worthy of is really as much as 7 million dollars. She’s become famous due to her profession as an celebrity. She became well-known when she started showing up on the favorite sitcom on CBS known as “Gilligan’s Island”, where she got the part of Mary Ann Summers. She made an appearance in the display in the time of 1964-1967 and during this time period plenty of Dawn Wells net well worth was also accumulated. The celebrity was created in 1938 in Reno, Nevada. There, she was their studies at Reno High School. Later on, she shifted to Missouri where she got approved to Stephens University and where she was learning chemistry. Later, she used in research to the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1960 she graduated from there with making her level in theater arts and style. Dawn Wells also participated in beauty pageants, furthermore to her profession in acting. In 1959 she got the name of Miss Nevada. With this earn, she could contend in the Miss America pageant in 1960, that was held in NJ. Dawn Wells shifted to Hollywood, where she started her profession in acting, which includes added up too much to the full total size of Dawn Wells net well worth. The first display in which she made an appearance was an ABC creation called “The Roaring 20s”. Later on, she appeared in even more TV series and displays, such as for example “Bonanza”, “Maverick”, “77 Sunset Strip”, “The Cheyenne Display” plus some others. After these appearances, she was selected for a job which made her extremely popular, that being in it series known as “Gilligan’s Island”. The show became probably the most viewed sitcoms of this time and in addition added up to the entire quantity of Dawn Wells net well worth. She made an appearance as Mary Ann Summers in a variety of specials and editions about the display. She also made an appearance in a cartoon predicated on the display, called “Gilligan’s World”. Dawn Wells made an appearance in three films predicated on this display, including “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island”, “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island” and “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”. Most of these appearances produced her a lot more known and richer. Additional productions that Dawn Wells may also be remembered consist of “Wagon Teach”, “Herman’ Mind”, “Tales of Wells Fargo”, “Hawaiian Attention”, “Burke’s Regulation”, “The Wild Crazy West” plus some others, that have also increased the full total size of Dawn Wells net well worth.

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Quick Facts

Full NameDawn Wells
Net Worth$7 million
Date Of BirthOctober 18, 1938
Height1.63 m
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Actor
EducationUniversity of Washington, Reno High School, Stephens College
SpouseLarry Rosen
ParentsBetty Wells, Joe Wells
AwardsTV Land Pop Culture Award
MoviesWinterhawk, The Town That Dreaded Sundown, Return to Boggy Creek, Rescue from Gilligan's Island, The Castaways on Gilligan's Island, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island, High School U.S.A., Surviving Gilligan's Island, Super Sucker, Silent But Deadly
TV ShowsGilligan's Island, Gilligan's Planet, Dawn Wells Reel Adventures, Channing

Interesting Facts

1Revealed that she had a wonderful relationship with Alan Hale Jr. on Gilligan's Island (1964).
2Former President of the Idaho Film & Television Institute.
3Just before Alan Hale Jr.'s death, he contributed a family recipe ("Kansas Chicken and Dumplings") to her 1993 cookbook, "Mary Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook". Hale, whose character was the inspiration behind such included concoctions as, "Skipper's Coconut Pie", "Skipper's Navy Bean Soup" and "Skipper's Goodbye Ribeye", can be seen depicted as Skipper Jonas Grumby, in numerous photographs throughout the book.
4Former neighbor of ex-Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Alan Hale Jr..
5Her former Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star, Alan Hale Jr.'s only granddaughter, Samantha Hale, met her through one of Allen Funt's sons, and became friends.
6Was the only Gilligan's Island (1964) cast member to attend Alan Hale Jr.'s funeral in 1990.
7As of July 2004 she was serving as founder and Artistic Director of the Spud Drive in Film and Music Festival, in Driggs, ID, and Jackson Hole, WY.
8As of November 2005 she was producing television in Los Angeles, CA.
9As of July 2009, she had sold her Idaho and Los Angeles homes to take up residence full-time in Palm Springs, CA.
10Has played the same character (Mary Ann Summers) on seven different series: Gilligan's Island (1964), The New Adventures of Gilligan (1974), Gilligan's Planet (1982), ALF (1986), Baywatch (1989), Herman's Head (1991) and Meego (1997).
11Best known by the public for her role as Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan's Island (1964).
12As of January 2009 she was dividing her time between her home in Los Angeles and her ranch in Idaho. She also serves, along with fitness celebrity Denise Austin, as a spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes.
13Her acting mentor was the late Alan Hale Jr..
14Has been a spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes since 2004. A publicity video released by the Idaho Potato Commission, which features Wells demonstrating the perfect way to peel an Idaho potato, was posted on YouTube. It went viral and has over 10 million views.
15Auditioned for the role of Lois Lane in Superman (1978) (1978), but lost to Margot Kidder.
16Has appeared in nearly 100 theatrical productions since 1967, averaging two plays a year.
17Was set to play the role of Nora in the Disney film Pete's Dragon (1977). She bowed out just before filming began and was replaced by Helen Reddy. Her co-star from Gilligan's Island (1964), Jim Backus, makes a cameo in the film as the Mayor.
18Despite playing a supporting role to Tina Louise on Gilligan's Island (1964) (and to Bob Denver and Jim Backus), her character Mary Ann Summers was consistently the most popular among viewers, which also contributed to the tension between she and Louise.
19She and fellow Gilligan's Island (1964) cast member Tina Louise have both been asked to appear together in numerous television ad campaigns over the years. However, the two actresses have never liked each other and have not spoken in years. They have turned down many of these offers. The most notable one was a commercial for Old Navy clothing stores, which would feature them as Mary Ann Summers and Ginger Grant, still stuck on the island.
20Ex-husband Larry Rosen was an agent.
21The band Squirtgun has a song called "Mary Ann", which is about the character she played on Gilligan's Island (1964). She appeared in the music video for the song.
22Is a member of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
23Runs a "boot camp" for wannabe actors at her ranch in Idaho.
24She and Russell Johnson are best known for their roles on the series Gilligan's Island (1964), but they are also well known for being infamously referred to as "and the rest" in the series' original theme song. The phrase was later replaced by "the Professor and Mary Ann" after protests from the actors.
25Colleen Haskell, from Survivor (2000) was often compared to Wells' character Mary Ann Summers from Gilligan's Island (1964).
26Owns her own company, Wishing Wells, which makes clothing for people with disabilities.
27Her father once owned the Las Vegas Thunderbird Hotel.
28Her great-great-grandfather was a stagecoach driver during the 1849 California gold rush.
29She co-produced and starred on a television show called Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures (1997).
30Miss Nevada 1959; she participated in Miss America 1960.
31She received an Associate degree from Stephens College in Columbia, MO, and later a Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1960.
32Her alma mater, Stephens College in Columbia, MO, is a college for women. Joan Crawford was expelled there in the early 1920s.

Net Worth & Salary

Rescue from Gilligan's Island (1978)$60,000
Gilligan's Island (1964)$1,600 a week


1Lisp, breathless voice
2Voluptuous figure
3Large brown eyes
4Natural brunette hair
5Her pigtails and gingham dress as Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island (1964)
6Spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes


1[on Alan Hale Jr.] What a dear man . . . what a dear, dear man; and I don't think he was nearly as appreciative as the actor that he was; because you know, he was so good-natured and just came through, when you just thought it was Alan. But I never saw [him] in the entire length of time [of Gilligan's Island (1964)] disgruntled, temper tantrum, depressed. He was so jovial and so sweet and so strong, he was the size of my dad. He could pick Ginger up in one arm and Mary Ann, up on the other. And never a cross word, never cranky, I remember we had a show where he went out on a limb to get a bird's nest or something and there was a big mattress . . . he fell on the floor; whatever and he misses the mattress. He finished the day's work and he came in the next day with a cast on--he'd broken his wrist. But he didn't say anything to anybody and he finished the whole day working. And he would stop by my house sometimes and play golf and shared recipes. He was a wonderful man, looked exactly like his father, was kind of scary. And he said he grew up in a house with 'Errol Flynn' (av), and all these heroes, as a young boy. How fun would that be? He was a nice man.
2[asked if she visited Alan Hale Jr.'s restaurant] It was a lobster house on La Cienega Boulevard, and he would greet you with his sea hat on, as you can imagine . . . but that was after the show; and he had his friend, Anthony, there, with some good food, too.
3[about her relationship with Alan Hale Jr.] [He] embodied the teddy-bearish Skipper, was a wonderful man. I never saw him angry.
4[asked if Gilligan's Island (1964) was Alan Hale Jr.'s show] No, no . . . as a matter of fact, it was interesting when you go back and find the people that they thought should play the other characters, and I understand Alan was doing a movie in Utah and they wanted to bring him to audition and he couldn't get a flight out, so . . . he hitchhiked, hitchhiked on the highway and then he came into audition.
5I have been a working actress for nearly 50 years. In those 50 years, my only source of income has been from my acting career. Not many actors can say that! I feel very lucky that I have been able to earn a very comfortable living my entire adult life from this work that I love so much. But what I tell younger actors all the time is that you have to think of yourself as a brand. Much of the money that I make has been from being a spokeswoman. I have made millions of dollars by doing commercials, endorsing products and producing. If you want to be wealthy in this business, you have to do more than Shakespeare!
6I don't think you as an actor would accept a job on a series hoping it will be a failure. If you accept that role, you accept the responsibility.
7[on the death of Jim Backus in 1989] We got letters like it was my family. Flowers were sent to our house.
8[on "The Vagina Monologues"] I wrote the producers and said I'd like to do it. And they said "Are you out of your mind? Mary Ann?".
9[on her supposed arrest for marijuana possession in 2007] I think it is so hysterical that people went nuts over it. I am what, now, 102 years old? I get booked for the first time in my life and suddenly I am a drug-using bum? I have told people the facts, but facts don't interest people or the media. They only trust headlines. The only reason I even cared was because it negatively affected my film festival and film school and my sponsors were concerned. If I did not own a not-for-profit school, I would be on Saturday Night Live (1975) making fun of it!
10It bothers me at times when people say, "Oh, her career went nowhere after Gilligan's Island (1964)." In actual fact, doing more film and TV was not my interest. My theater career has flourished and I cherish that. As an actor, I have always believed theater is the true art form. I have played in nearly 100 productions in my career, with roles ranging from Maggie in "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" to doing "Menopause: The Musical". In film or TV, I would never have been given the opportunity to play such a range of characters.
11I hate to admit that because it brings false hopes to the poor kids thinking of going into the business, but I came here [Los Angeles] and got an agent within six weeks and got my first job within six weeks.
12The industry has changed somewhat over the years. I think the opportunity of being who you are is a little easier. You don't have to fit into the mold of the beautiful sexpot or the beautiful leading lady. Your essence of your personality is more of a key.
13Mary Ann has been such a big part of my life these past 40 years, it's really impossible to get away from it. But why would I want to? Everywhere in the world that I go, I am greeted with love. Some kids who watched the show back then are still watching, but with their grandchildren now. That is a really wonderful thing! As an actress, I have succeeded, I created a character that meant something to some people and it has lasted. So I refuse to ignore it and run away from it.
14Just because a woman is over 50 does not mean she no longer has anything to offer. If anything, we have so much more to offer! We have lived life, we get better with age. I do my best work now in my 60s. Sure, I could retire; but what would I do? Play Bingo? I think not!
15[in 2004, on her Gilligan's Island (1964) co-star Tina Louise] I saw Tina recently and she is so thin! I mean, I give her credit for staying in shape, but the woman needs to eat some lunch!
16Acting is my first love.


All Dawn Wells pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2004Pop Culture AwardTV Land AwardsGilligan's Island (1964)Bob Denver

Tina Louise

Sherwood Schwartz

Lloyd J. Schwartz

Russell Johnson



She's Still on That Freakin' Island2015-2017TV Series short
The Bold and the Beautiful2016TV SeriesAlice
Life Interrupted2015TV MovieAnnie Hughes
This Is Our Time2013Margo
Silent But Deadly2012Rose
Pastor Greg2007TV SeriesKathryn
Forever for Now2004Sylvia
Super Sucker2002Super Sucker Celebrity Spokesperson
Three Sisters2001TV SeriesSusan
Meego1997TV SeriesMary Ann
Lover's Knot1995Mary Ann
Roseanne1995TV SeriesDarlene
Columbo1993TV SeriesFemale Guest
Herman's Head1993TV SeriesMary Ann
Soulmates1992Lucille Perkins
Baywatch1992TV SeriesMary Ann Summers
The Princess and the Dwarf1989
Growing Pains1987TV SeriesCasting Receptionist / Myrtle Deforest
ALF1987TV SeriesMary Ann Summers
High School U.S.A.1983TV MovieMiss Lorilee Lee
Matt Houston1983TV SeriesCheryl Burke
Gilligan's Planet1982TV SeriesMary Ann Summers Ginger Grant
The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island1981TV MovieMary Ann Summers
Fantasy Island1981TV SeriesMyra Fletcher
The Love Boat1980TV SeriesValerie Madden
Hagen1980TV SeriesLily
The Castaways on Gilligan's Island1979TV MovieMary Ann Summers
Vega$1978TV SeriesMillie Farmer
Rescue from Gilligan's Island1978TV MovieMary Ann Summers
Return to Boggy Creek1977Jolene
The Town That Dreaded Sundown1976Helen Reed
Winterhawk1975Clayanna / Narrator
The F.B.I.1969TV SeriesCarol Morton
Bonanza1962-1968TV SeriesMoon Holt / Marty Johnson
The Wild Wild West1968TV SeriesBetsy Jeffers
The Invaders1967TV SeriesEileen Brown
Gilligan's Island1964-1967TV SeriesMary Ann Summers
The New Interns1964Bobbie
Burke's Law1964TV SeriesWendy
The Joey Bishop Show1964TV SeriesMarilyn
Channing1964TV SeriesNancy
Palm Springs Weekend1963Girl at Police Station (uncredited)
The Third Man1963TV SeriesSecretary
Ripcord1963TV SeriesEvvie Eden
Laramie1963TV SeriesMillie
It's a Man's World1962TV SeriesMolly
Hawaiian Eye1962TV SeriesLois Corey / Carolyn Barnes
Surfside 61961-1962TV SeriesConsuelo Hernandez / June
Lawman1962TV SeriesElly Stratton
87th Precinct1962TV SeriesKathy Blakely
Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV SeriesMolly
Everglades1961TV SeriesPiney Danning
The Detectives1961TV SeriesSally
77 Sunset Strip1961TV SeriesConnie Kenwood / Nixie Martin / Judy Rodgers / ...
Wagon Train1961TV SeriesMrs. Murray
Cheyenne1961TV SeriesSarah Claypool
Maverick1961TV SeriesCaprice Rambeau
The Roaring 20's1961TV SeriesGloria


Return to the Batcave: The Misadventures of Adam and Burt2003TV Movie co-executive producer
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV Movie co-executive producer
Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures1997TV Series executive producer

Costume Department

Silent But Deadly2012wardrobe provider


Tales of Wells Fargo1961TV Series performer - 1 episode


Hollywood Squares1999-2001TV SeriesHerself
Surviving Gilligan's Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three Hour Tour in History2001TV MovieHerself
The Test2001TV SeriesHerself - Panelist
The Man Show2000TV SeriesHerself
Entertainment Tonight Presents: Gilligan's Island - The Untold Tales2000TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV Guide's Truth Behind the Sitcom Scandals 22000TV Movie documentaryHerself
E! True Hollywood Story1999TV Series documentaryHerself
Good vs Evil1999TV SeriesHerself
Daytrippers1998TV SeriesHerself
Dawn Wells: Reel Adventures1997TV SeriesHerself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1996TV SeriesHerself
Talk Soup1996TV SeriesMary Ann
TV's All Time Favorites1995TV MovieHerself - Hostess
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1994TV SeriesHerself
Vicki!1992-1994TV SeriesHerself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1993TV SeriesHerself
The Joan Rivers Show1993TV SeriesHerself
The 45th Annual Directors Guild Awards1993TV SpecialHerself
The Howard Stern Show1992TV SeriesHerself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1991TV SeriesHerself
Stand-up Comics Take a Stand1988TV Special documentaryHerself
The Late Show1988TV SeriesHerself
Family Feud1983TV SeriesHerself
The Mike Douglas Show1978TV SeriesHerself - Actress
The New High Rollers1974TV SeriesAssistant (1974-80)
Surge of Power: Revenge of the SequelcompletedHerself
The Chew2016TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Oprah: Where Are They Now?2016TV SeriesHerself
Teens Wanna Know2015TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Home & Family2015TV SeriesHerself
Svengoolie2015TV SeriesHerself
Steve Harvey2015TV SeriesHerself
Today2014TV SeriesHerself
Chopped2013TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
Marie2013TV Series documentary
Survivor Stories with Dawn Wells2013Video shortHerself
Live, Laugh, Eat2012TV MovieHerself - Host
Celebrity Ghost Stories2012TV Series documentaryHerself
Hollywood Treasure2010TV SeriesHerself
RuPaul's Drag U2010TV SeriesHerself - Contestant
TV Land Moguls2004-2009TV Mini-Series documentaryHerself
The Early Show2008TV SeriesHerself
The 6th Annual TV Land Awards2008TV SpecialHerself
Entertainment Tonight2005-2008TV SeriesHerself
1 vs. 1002008TV SeriesHerself
Access Hollywood2005TV SeriesHerself
Girlfriends2005TV SeriesHerself
TV Land's Top Ten2005TV Series documentaryHerself
SoapTalk2004TV SeriesHerself
TV Land Convention Special2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
TV Land Landmarks: Breaking the Mold2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
Pyramid2004TV SeriesHerself
All Access Pass: The TV Land Awards2004TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards2004TV SpecialHerself
That '60s Home2004TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
CBS at 752003TV Special documentaryHerself
ET in TV Land2003TV Series documentaryHerself

Archive Footage

Entertainment Tonight2005-2015TV SeriesHerself
Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself
The Sixties2014TV Mini-Series documentaryMary Ann Summers
The O'Reilly Factor2008TV SeriesHerself / Mary Ann: 'Pinhead' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots")
Before the Three-Hour Tour2004Video documentary shortMary Ann Summers

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