Los Angeles: Renowned American actress Dawn Elberta Wells died on Wednesday, December 30, 2020, at the age of 82 in Los Angeles due to causes related to COVID-19.
“America’s favorite castaway, Dawn Wells, passed peacefully this morning, in no pain as a result of complications due to Covid,” Boll said.
In 1959, Wells was crowned Miss Nevada and represented her state in the Miss America 1960 pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey. She made her debut on ABC’s The Roaring 20s and the movie The New Interns. She appeared in multiple Television shows, including, 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, The Joey Bishop Show and Hawaiian Eye. She spent most of the 1970s and 1980s touring in musical theatre. She beat 350 other actresses to get the role of girl-next-door Mary Ann on “Gilligan’s Island.”
In 2016, She was acknowledged as the Marketing Ambassador to MTV Network. However, she was last seen in The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants which was released in 2019.
She was seen in more than one-fifty television shows, seven motion pictures. Not only she was a great actor but also she served as a journalist, author, producer, teacher, motivational speaker, spokesperson and chairwoman of the Terry Lee Wells Foundation and also she was running her Film Actors Boot Camp for seven years in Idaho.