Not content to slink off into ignominy, 2020 just had to get a few last licks in, and yesterday we were saddened to learn that actress, teacher, and philanthropist Dawn Wells has passed away from COVID-19 complications at the age of 82. Her most famous role, of course, was as Mary Ann Summers in Gilligan's Island—and who can deny that she provided the spark which turned a certain so-so, mixed-company pole tie in the first-season episode "How to Be a Hero" into one of those classic scenes that almost every DiD fan knows?
In memory of Ms. Wells, we're also releasing a new (though low-resolution) edit of her OTM gag scene in the 77 Sunset Strip episode "The Inverness Cape Caper." She actually appeared on the show four times across a couple dozen episodes, playing a completely different guest character each time, but it wasn't until her final appearance as Connie Kenwood that she gave us this little gem.
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