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RIP Russell Johnson (the professor on Gilligan's Island)
dawn wells facebook page ^ | january 16, 2014 | dawn wells

Posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:13 PM PST by lowbridge

Dawn Wells has posted on her facebook page that Russell Johnson passed away this morning.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: gilligansisland; hollywood; itcamefromouterspace; obituary; outerlimits; russelljohnson; theprofessor; thisislandearth; twilightzone
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1 posted on 01/16/2014 12:04:13 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

He was picked on Howie Carr’s death pool 2 days ago.


2 posted on 01/16/2014 12:06:03 PM PST by AU72
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To: lowbridge

Mary Ann.


3 posted on 01/16/2014 12:06:30 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom

Hottest babe on the island.


4 posted on 01/16/2014 12:07:21 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Steely Tom

Ellie May.


5 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:11 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: lowbridge

Damn and they just showed the episode yesterday where they first got stranded and the Skipper thought the island was infested with head hunters..RIP Professor


6 posted on 01/16/2014 12:08:20 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lowbridge

RIP. The professor could make a nuclear reactor out of a coconut. Why couldn’t he fix the hole in the Minnow? Why did the Howells bring such a large wardrobe with them a a three hour cruise?


7 posted on 01/16/2014 12:09:52 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: Sarah Barracuda

wow.

I read that the island sets were reused for another show for a season or two before it “jumped” to civilization. Can you imagine reusing those iconic sets?


8 posted on 01/16/2014 12:10:49 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Fightin Whitey
Ellie May.

Now cut that out!

9 posted on 01/16/2014 12:11:09 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lowbridge

Not too many left now. Dawn Wells yes. I think Tina Louise is still around.


10 posted on 01/16/2014 12:11:10 PM PST by fatnotlazy
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To: forgotten man

and suitcases full of money too


11 posted on 01/16/2014 12:11:15 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: fatnotlazy

In just the past year, I’ve seen Tina Louise alive and very skinny in a Barnes and Noble in NYC.


12 posted on 01/16/2014 12:12:34 PM PST by utahagen
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To: GeronL

That set is legendary, damn, so now only Mary Ann and Ginger remain


13 posted on 01/16/2014 12:12:45 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: lowbridge

Just checked his bio on imdb, what an interesting life he led!

I loved that show. RIP.


14 posted on 01/16/2014 12:12:56 PM PST by Gefn (RIP Holly, April 1999-December 31, 2013 the best cat ever)
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To: Steely Tom

Ginger? Or Mary Ann?

Marsha? Or Jan?


15 posted on 01/16/2014 12:13:00 PM PST by mbarker12474
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To: lowbridge

He was 89 and a decorated WWII veteran.


16 posted on 01/16/2014 12:13:13 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: lowbridge
R.I.P. Professor...i think he was, an actor in
This Island Earth (classic Sci-Fi) Steve Carlson

17 posted on 01/16/2014 12:14:17 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi :-)
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To: forgotten man

Some questions can never be answered......

RIP Professor.

I thought he died a few years ago.


18 posted on 01/16/2014 12:14:48 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: mbarker12474
Ginger? Or Mary Ann?

Marsha? Or Jan?

Mallory? or Alex?

19 posted on 01/16/2014 12:14:56 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: a fool in paradise

They’d better stop dyeing (sic) until we get this trio count straightened out!


20 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:38 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

bump


21 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:54 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: skinkinthegrass

He certainly was. That is the only other thing I really remember him in.


22 posted on 01/16/2014 12:15:57 PM PST by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Moonman62
He was 89 and a decorated WWII veteran.

Yeah, sorry.

RIP Professor. You were a good guy, and will never be forgotten.

23 posted on 01/16/2014 12:16:15 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: lowbridge

RIP, he was my fave!


24 posted on 01/16/2014 12:16:22 PM PST by jocon307
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To: fatnotlazy

In just the past year, I’ve seen Tina Louise alive and very skinny in a Barnes and Noble in NYC.


25 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:37 PM PST by utahagen
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To: fatnotlazy

“Dawn Wells yes.”

Hubby and I saw her on a celebrity “Chopped” just a few weeks ago.


26 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:47 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Borges; DollyCali; Perdogg
He also appeared in important roles in the classic 1950s science fiction films, It Came from Outer Space and This Island Earth.
27 posted on 01/16/2014 12:17:54 PM PST by EveningStar
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To: forgotten man

:: Why did the Howells bring such a large wardrobe with them a a three hour cruise? ::

That’s a clown-question bro!
They’z rich white folk.


28 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:12 PM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym defines the science.)
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To: Steely Tom

One of these days I’m gonna have to have a looong talk with that boy.


29 posted on 01/16/2014 12:18:14 PM PST by DManA
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To: lowbridge
I don't think I missed one episode.


30 posted on 01/16/2014 12:20:33 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: lowbridge

Interesting bit of trivia...

In the original song, the Professor and Mary Ann, originally considered “second-billed co-stars”, were referred to as “and the rest,” but with the growing popularity of those characters (played by Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells), their names were inserted into the lyrics. The “Gilligan” theme song underwent this one major change thanks to star Bob Denver (Gilligan), who personally went to the studio and asked that Johnson and Wells be added to the theme song’s opening credits. When the studio at first refused saying it’d be too expensive to reshoot, Denver insisted, even saying that if Johnson and Wells weren’t included, he wanted his name out of the song as well. The studio caved in, and “the Professor and Mary Ann” were shoehorned in at the very end of the theme for Seasons 2 and 3.[7][8][9] Wells elaborated that star Bob Denver went to the studio executives to get her and Johnson added to the opening credits.[10] Denver pointed out that his contract stated he could have his name anywhere he wanted in the credits, so they could move it to the end credits along with Johnson and Wells. Wells said Denver never mentioned this to anyone in the cast, and she did not find out about it until years after the show ended.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilligan’s_Island


31 posted on 01/16/2014 12:21:48 PM PST by Hugin
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To: lowbridge

He was also in at least one episode of the Twilight Zone. Anyone remember which?


32 posted on 01/16/2014 12:22:58 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: mbarker12474

>>Ginger? Or Mary Ann?

All my life it was Mary Ann. And now that I’m aging into my “dirty old man years” I think I’ve changed my mind. I’ve watched Gilligan’s Island a few times lately on MeTV (Or is it AntanaTV) and I must say that Ginger is incredibly hot. Mary Ann is certainly no bowser either, but Ginger has a statuesque beauty to her.

Now if I had to marry one of them then yes, it would be Mary Ann and we’d live in a farm house in Nebraska or Kansas, and have a house full of younguns. But for the sake of playing dirty old man-games with a beautiful young girl, my opinion has changed. It’s Ginger.


33 posted on 01/16/2014 12:23:21 PM PST by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Hugin
In the original song, the Professor and Mary Ann, originally considered “second-billed co-stars”, were referred to as “and the rest,” but with the growing popularity of those characters (played by Russell Johnson and Dawn Wells), their names were inserted into the lyrics.

I remember that change. As a ten- or eleven-year-old, I just figured "hmm, I must have remembered it wrong."

34 posted on 01/16/2014 12:23:34 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Steely Tom
Betty or Veronica?

-PJ

35 posted on 01/16/2014 12:24:55 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: MarineBrat
[Mary Ann] == [Fun]

[Ginger] == [High maintenance, divorce court, alimony out the wazoo]

36 posted on 01/16/2014 12:25:05 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: wally_bert

Wasn’t he doing radio drama a few years ago?


37 posted on 01/16/2014 12:25:07 PM PST by Calvin Locke
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To: Political Junkie Too
Betty or Veronica?

Oh man. That's a tough one.

38 posted on 01/16/2014 12:25:35 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Hugin

RE: Gilligan’s Island theme song

One of the many melodies that Amazing Grace can be sung to.

Go ahead, try it.


39 posted on 01/16/2014 12:28:17 PM PST by Rebelbase (Tagline: optional, printed after your name on post)
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To: Hugin

From what I’ve heard about Bob Denver, he seemed like a decent guy.


40 posted on 01/16/2014 12:28:18 PM PST by Disambiguator
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To: ETL

Johnson appeared in two episodes in The Twilight Zone. He attempted to prevent the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in “Back There”. He appeared as a college professor in the episode, “Execution”. The plot of both episodes involved time travel from the 20th to the 19th centuries.


41 posted on 01/16/2014 12:28:33 PM PST by mgstarr ("Some of us drink because we're not poets." Arthur (1981))
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To: Steely Tom

I’ve never heard a man choose “Ginger” (until this thread) and I’ve also never heard a man choose “Jennifer” instead of “Bailey.”


42 posted on 01/16/2014 12:29:35 PM PST by Nea Wood
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To: All

Make that, he was in at least TWO episodes of the Twilight Zone. Anyone remember which?


43 posted on 01/16/2014 12:29:46 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: Steely Tom

A man’s gotta dream...


44 posted on 01/16/2014 12:29:48 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: forgotten man

i think that is filed under “have you seen how many shoes a wife packs for a one day stay ‘just in case’ “


45 posted on 01/16/2014 12:30:15 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lowbridge

46 posted on 01/16/2014 12:30:21 PM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: forgotten man

RIP. The professor could make a nuclear reactor out of a coconut. Why couldn’t he fix the hole in the Minnow? Why did the Howells bring such a large wardrobe with them a a three hour cruise?


And now we may never know.

RIP Professor.


47 posted on 01/16/2014 12:30:22 PM PST by Yaelle
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To: Nea Wood
I’ve never heard a man choose “Ginger” (until this thread) and I’ve also never heard a man choose “Jennifer” instead of “Bailey.”

Jennifer. By a mile.

48 posted on 01/16/2014 12:31:37 PM PST by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Disambiguator

Bob Denver was a good man...just a bit of a stoner...

RIP Professor


49 posted on 01/16/2014 12:32:10 PM PST by SeminoleCounty (Amnesty And Not Ending ObamaCare Will Kill GOP In 2014)
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To: mgstarr

>>Johnson appeared in two episodes in The Twilight Zone.

You beat me to it. And you of course got both correct. Did you actually remember him being in these 2? I initially forgot the one about the execution.


50 posted on 01/16/2014 12:32:46 PM PST by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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