Dawn Wells — who portrayed fan-favourite ‘Mary Ann Summers’ on the beloved 1960’s television series “Gilligan’s Island” — recounts hilarious anecdotes from the set of one of the most popular shows of all time at the 2018 Niagara Falls Comic Con.
Dawn Elberta Wells (born October 18, 1938) is an American actress who is best known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. She and Tina Louise are the last surviving regular cast members from that series.
Wells runs a business, Wishing Wells Collections, making clothing for people with limited mobility. She is the founder of the Idaho Film and Television Institute, a not-for-profit (501c3) educational organization with “a vision of education, technical training and economic development in Southeastern Idaho.” She organized SpudFest, a regional annual family movie festival, and has been a spokeswoman for Idaho Potatoes.