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A beloved TV icon has fallen on hard times and is attempting to get back on her feet with a GoFundMe campaign.
Dawn Wells, aka Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island, lost her life savings in the banking crash a few years back and then had to be hospitalized for two months. Those bills and an IRS debt is what’s behind the need.
As of September 18th the 21 day old campaign was within less than $1,000 of the $194,000 needed.
I believe one of the goals is also to get her into an assisted living facility that is set up for TV and movie retirees.
So this is a great chance for you to give something back to this amazing actress who touched so many of our childhoods with laughter and love.
Speaking of Gilligan's Island there was one cast member that was especially bitter about the experience, as Dawn Wells told writer Jim Longworth in a recent TVparty! posting: "Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III), was very bitter about it. I said, 'Jim, how can you be bitter? How can you fight something that didn't exist? It's like saying, 'Why isn't my film in color when it's 1920 and we were only shooting in black and white?' I think on the first set of re-runs we might have made $50,000 over a period of five years. Sherwood and CBS made $90 million dollars on the re-runs of Gilligan's Island alone. He could have afforded to split a million dollars among the seven of us".
Click here for Dawn Wells' GoFundMe campaign
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