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'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson, AKA The Professor, Dies At 89

January 16th, 2014 11:02pm EST
Russell Johnson obituary
Gilligan's Island star Russell Johnson, who played Professor Roy Hinkley on the classic TV sitcom, has died.

The actor passed away at his Bainbridge Island, Washington, home from Kidney failure on Thursday. Johnson's publicist, Michael Eisenstadt, confirmed the news.

"Gilligan's Island" co-star Dawn Wells broke the news on her Facebook page, posting an image of herself with Johnson and the show's star, Bob Denver.

"My 2 favorite people are now gone," she wrote, referring to Johnson and Denver. "The professor past (sic) away this morning. My heart is broken."

Denver died in 2005 from com...
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Blu-ray Review: 'The Town That Dreaded Sundown'

June 4th, 2013 12:00pm EDT
Town
Ready for a little bag over head killer via 1946?  Then follow us as we check out the now on Blu-ray title "The Town That Dreaded Sundown" out from Shout! Factory Home Entertainment.  The bag head and its contents get reviewed below!

 

   

   Title: "The Town That Dreaded Sundown"

   Grade: 3

   Cast: Ben Johnson, Andrew Prine, Dawn Wells

   Director: Charles B. Pierce

   Rating: R

   Runtime: 86 minutes

   Release Company: Shout! Factory Home Entertainment

   Website: www.shoutfactory.com

 

The Flick: There are two sides to the old 1977 flick "The Town That Dreaded Sund...
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Dawn Wells Speaks Out About Her Legal Mess

March 17th, 2008 9:37am EDT
Dawn Wells
Former Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells has gone public with her efforts to clear her name after marijuana was found in her car during a traffic stop. The actress, who played Mary Ann in the beloved U.S. TV show, admits she's upset by media reports she's a drug user and agreed to be interviewed for the TV news show Entertainment Tonight to explain the truth.

The 69-year-old was alleged to have been sentenced to five days in jail, placed on six months' probation and fined $410.50 at a hearing in Driggs, Idaho on February 29th after pleading guilty to reckless driving following a recen...
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Dawn Wells' Lawyer: 'Arrest Reports Are Inaccurate And Erroneous'

March 12th, 2008 12:57pm EDT
RIPPED
Gilligan's Island star Dawn Wells' lawyers have hit out at the media coverage of her recent arrest, branding the reports "extremely inaccurate and erroneous".

The 69-year-old was alleged to have been sentenced to five days in jail, placed on six months' probation and fined $410.50 at a hearing in Driggs, Idaho on February 29th after pleading guilty to reckless driving following a recent arrest on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

She was stopped by cops on October 18th as she was driving home from a surprise birthday party held for her, after officers spotted her vehicle swer...
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