Bubba Fest! 2019 Celebrity Guest

Dawn Wells

Guest Info:

Name: Dawn Wells

Appearing: Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Known For: Gilligan’s Island

Panel Time: TBA

Photo Op Cost: TBA

Autographs: Dawn will be signing autographs throughout the event.

Guest Bio:

A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented her from realizing the dream. Despite this, she did become Miss Nevada and was in the 1960 Miss America pageant. Wells majored in drama during her collegiate years (she was originally going to study chemistry) and after graduation moved to Hollywood and got parts in several popular television series. Wells got the part of Mary Ann Summers in Gilligan’s Island (1964), after CBS decided not to go with Nancy McCarthy (who played Bunny, the forerunner to Mary Ann). After “Gilligan” ended its three-year tour, Wells found work in the theatre and a few movies, but mostly talk shows that emphasized reunion themes. Lately, she has been in a popular commercial for Western Union, capitalizing on her Mary Ann character.

– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ken Severson