‘Gilligan’s Island’ Fans Come to Dawn Wells’ Rescue [VIDEO]
Dawn Wells, who portrayed farm girl next door Mary Ann Summers on the wildly popular 1960's TV show 'Gilligan's Island', is thanking her many fans today.
A 'Go Fund Me' page set up by her dear friend and hairdresser Dugg Kirkpatrick has raised almost $135,000 to help the actress out after some bad luck in previous years. Ms Wells is now 79 years old, and like a lot of people, ran into some hard times after the stock market crisis in 2008, and some major medical issues. She is looking to move into an assisted living facility that is specifically for television and film actors, but a huge debt to the IRS is preventing her from doing just that.
According to People, she reportedly has no family, and has lost her home. So her fan support is a true blessing for one of television's most beloved characters. Good luck, Ms Wells, and thanks for all the great memories.