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Joel Rapp, Sitcom Writer on ‘McHale’s Navy’ and ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dies at 87

Joel Rapp, who wrote for sitcoms including The Donna Reed Show, McHale’s Navy and Gilligan’s Island, died Wednesday in his Beverly Hills home, a publicist announced. He was 87. In collaboration with Roger Corman, Rapp directed the features High School Big Shot (1959) and Battle of Blood Island (1960) and produced the Fabian-starring The Wild […]

John Gabriel, Actor on ‘Ryan’s Hope,’ Dies at 90

John Gabriel, the actor and singer who portrayed the controlling Dr. Seneca Beaulac for the first 10 years of the ABC soap opera Ryan’s Hope, has died. He was 90. Gabriel died Friday at his home in New York of complications from Alzheimer’s disease, his actress daughter Andrea Gabriel (Lost) told The Hollywood Reporter. On Instagram, she […]

Dawn Wells, Mary Ann on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dies at 82

Dawn Wells, the girl-next-door actress and former beauty queen who played the sweet Mary Ann Summers on the iconic CBS sitcom 'Gilligan's Island,' has died. She was 82.

‘Off the Cuff’ Podcast: Dawn Wells On How We Went From Mary Ann to Miley

The 'Gilligan's Island' actress joins #pretapodcasts on the show's 50th anniversary to talk about her new book 'What Would Mary Ann Do?'

Warner Bros. Sued Over ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Movie

Georgia man claims to have authored an adaptation of the 1960s TV show

‘Gilligan’s Island’ and ‘Brady Bunch’ Cast Members: Where Are They Now?

Sherwood Schwartz's death puts the spotlight back on the actors he helped make famous.

Hollywood Reacts to Sherwood Schwartz’s Death on Twitter

“He will be in our hearts forever,” wrote "Gilligan’s Island" actress Tina Louise.

Sherwood Schwartz: 5 Things to Know

The late writer-producer didn’t move to Los Angeles for show business, but found success with “Gilligan’s Island” and “The Brady Bunch.”