Dawn Wells
Dawn Wells
Celebrated Name: Dawn Wells
Real Name/Full Name: Dawn Wells
Gender: Female
Age: 85 years old
Birth Date: October 18, 1938
Birth Place: in Reno, Nevada
Nationality: American
Height: 1.69 m
Weight: 48 kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Husband/Spouse (Name): Larry Rosen (m. 1962–1967)
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): No/Yes (name)
Dating/Boyfriend (Name): N/A/Yes (name)
Is Dawn Wells Gay/Lesbian?: No
Profession: Actress
Salary: N/A
Net Worth in 2024: $50,000
Last Updated: April 2024

Dawn Wells is a well-known American actress who is very famous for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS silton Gilligans Island. She together with Tina Loise was the last surviving member of the regular casts of that series. She got to be crowned Miss Nevada in the year 1959, where she represented her state in Miss America pageant in Atlantic City New Jersey 1960. Wells is a very talented actress.

Maybe you know about Dawn Wells very well, but do you know how old and tall is she, and what is her net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Dawn Wells’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Wells was born in Nevada on October 18 in 1938, where she was able to attend Reno High School. She later joined Stephens College that is situated in Columbia, Missouri, where she was able to major in chemistry.

She then transferred to the University of Washington in Seattle, where she was able to graduate in the year 1960 with a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts and design. She became a member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority.

Personal Life

Dawn Wells married to Larry Rosen who is a talent agent, in 1962. They had no children and were later divorced in the year 1967. They were married for only five years. Currently, Dawn is focused on her career rather than being involved in a relationship.

In 2018, a page knew us GoFundMe was set up to help Dawn Wells cope with her financial trouble.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on October 18, 1938, Dawn Wells is 85 years old as of today’s date 16th April 2024. Her height is 1.69mm tall, and her weight is 48 kg.


In the year 1959, Dawn got to be crowned Miss Nevada, and she was able to represent her state in Miss America in 1960 pageant in the Atlantic City that is in New Jersey.

In the Hollywood world, she was able to make her debut on the ABC’s The Roaring 20s as well as another movie that was named ‘New Interns,’ and she was then cast in episodes of TV series as ‘The Cheyenne Show, Maverick’ ‘Sunset Strip’ and ‘Bonanza’ before she later got the role, Mary Ann, on the Gilligan’s Island.

Dawn was able to reprise her character in the numerous Gilligan’s Island reunion specials, which does include the reunion cartoon spin-off that was titled Gilligan’s Planet as well as 3 reunion movies. They include The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island, The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island, and Rescue from Gilligan’s Island.

Wells was able to land minor roles in films, which were released in the early 1960s that did include ‘The New Interns’ and ‘Palm Springs Weekend’ and later on, she began with Michael Dante in independent film in the year 1975 Winter Hawk, where she was able to play the role of Western Settler kidnapped by Indian Chief.

Some of her films include ‘The Town That Dreaded Sundown,’ ‘Lover’s Knot,’ ‘Soulmates,’ ‘Super Sucker’, and ‘Return to Boggy Creek.’ In the fall of 2011, she started filming ‘Silent’ but Deadly, a comedy film that was released in the year 2012.

Following the Gilligan’s Island, Wells was able to embark on the theatre career, featuring in the nearly 100 theatrical productions as of 2009 July. She was able to spend a huge chunk of the 1980s and 1970s, where she went on to tour in the musical theatre musical productions. In addition, she had a show at MGM Grand Hotel as well as Casino in Los Vegas in the year 1985.

In the year 1993, Wells published Mary Ann’s Gilligan’s Island Cookbook with the co-writers Ken Beck as well as Jim Clark that included the foreword by Denver Bob. In addition, she was close to Alan Hale Jr., who did play The Skipper in Gilligan’s Island, even after series was able to complete its run, and she was able to contribute a family recipe to her cookbook.

Hale’s character was the inspiration behind the concoctions as Skipper’s Coconut Pie, Skipper’s Goodbye Ribeye, and Skipper’s Navy Bean Soup and here she depicted as Skipper Jonas Grumbly in the various photographs throughout her book. She said in the 2014 interview with GoErie.com that Alan could not have been kind to the younger actress as she was the real peach.

In the year 2005, Wells was able to consignee her original gingham blouse as well as shorts ensemble to be sold from the signature role. Beverly Hills auction house Profiles in History was able to sell for $20,700.

In the year 2008, she went on and joined Gilligan’s Island creator by the name Sherwood Schwartz in LA for the celebrations of Schwartz’s entry into Hollywood Walk of Fame. She then appeared in Los Angeles for the celebrations of the Schwartz’s entry into Hollywood Walk of Fame. Later on, she appeared on ‘Celebrity Holiday Bash’ that was an episode of the Food Network’s Chopped that was first aired on December 1, 2013.

In the year 2014, Wells was able to release ‘What Would Mary Ann Do. A Guide to Life that she co-wrote with Steve Stinson’. The book was released to coincide with 50th anniversary of Gilligan’s Island.

Awards & Achievements

Dawn Wells has won different awards, including International Independent Film Awards, where she won Gold Award in 2017 as the Best Actress in a Supporting role. She also won TV Land Awards as the pop culture award winner in 2004. Another award Dawn Wells won was the Accolade Competition, where she was given a Merit Award as a supporting actress.

Net worth & Salary of Dawn Wells in 2024

Dawn Wells Net Worth
Dawn Wells Net Worth

As of April 2024, Dawn Wells has an estimated net worth of more than $50,000. She is also earning a good amount of money from her acting career. Wells’s salary has not been disclosed yet, but her followers have no doubt she is earning a considerable sum. Her earnings enable her to enjoy her life.

Wells has been participating well in all the industries she gets involved in.  This has earned her fame and the right amount of money.



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