The famous American Actress, Dawn Wells is well known for her amazing role of Mary Ann Summers in the famous “Gilligan’s Island”. Let’s find out more about how much is Dawn Wells’s net worth in 2018.
Dawn Wells Early Life
Dawn was born on 18th Oct 1938 at Reno in Nevada. Her first school was Reno High School and later she changed it and went to Stephens College in Columbia. She completed her graduation in the year 1960 with a degree in theater arts and design from the University of Washington in Seattle. In 1960, she represented her state in the Miss America Contest in Atlantic City, New Jersey, after winning the Miss Nevada crown on 1959.
Dawn Wells Career, Awards & Achievement
The debut of Wells in Hollywood was with “The Roaring 20’s” made by ABC. She was also casted in the movie “The New Interns” and did act in some TV series too like “The Cheyenne Show”, “Bonanza”, “Maverick”, and “77 Sunset Strip”. But then comes the role for which she got a lot of appreciation and awards. role of Mary Ann Summers in “Gilligan’s Island”. The role made her a household name and she got her desired fame.
She did act in several special reunions of “Gilligan’s Island” like the cartoon spin-off “Gilligan’s Planet”, “Rescue from Gilligan’s Island”, “The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island”, and “The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island”.She did the role as a guest star in some other series too like Tales of Wells Fargo, Wagon Train, Surfside 6, 87th Precinct, Ripcord, Hawaiian Eye, The Detectives, The Everglades, Three sisters, The F.B.I., The Invaders, etc.
She was casted for a small role in the 1960 movie, “Palm Springs Weekend”. In 1975 she did another good movie “Winterhawk”. Some of her other popular movies are ‘Forever for Now’, ‘Soulmates’, ‘Lover’s Knot’, ‘Super sucker’, ‘Return to Boggy Creek’, and ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown’.
She did amazing work in theatres too as she appeared in more than one hundred theatrical productions. She published a cookbook named Mary Ann’s Gilligan’s Island Cookbook in the year 1993. Right now she is the lone survivor from all the cast of “Gilligan’s Island”.
Awards & Achievements
Due to her amazing skills in acting, she won a lot of awards too. She won TV Lands Award in 2004 for “Gilligan’s Island”. In 2017 she won 2 awards for “Life Interrupted”, Best Actress in Supporting Role from International Independent film Awards and Supporting Actress award from Accolade Competition.
Net Worth of Dawn Wells
In a long acting career, she did earn a lot of money too. She got $60,000 as salary from “Gilligan’s Island” and the value of her original Gingham blouse and shorts sold by the Beverly Hills auction house is $20,700,000. Right now Dawn Wells’s net worth is around $8 million.
Her business, Wishing Wells Collections makes clothes for people with limited mobility. She founded a non-profit organization for education Idaho Film and Television Institute. She is the spokeswoman of Idaho Potatoes and organizes a regional movie festival annually named, SpudFest.
She supported a charity, Denver Foundation a lot with money and also went in their auctions to raise funds for them.