Donna Lyons Interviews Actress Dawn Wells
Fans of Gilligan Island won’t want to miss this episode of Love Liberty & Lip Gloss on Thursday, August 24 at 7 PM Eastern:
There is so much more to Dawn Wells than Mary Ann of GILLIGAN’S ISLAND (the longest running sitcom still showing worldwide in over 30 languages!) A native of Reno, Ms. Wells represented Nevada in the Miss America pageant in 1959. She found success in Hollywood immediately afterward, appearing in such shows as 77 Sunset Strip, Maverick, Bonanza, and Hawaiian Eye. She was later cast in the role of a lifetime as Mary Ann in Gilligan’s Island, beating out 350 other actresses, including Raquel Welch. She’s an actress, producer, author, spokesperson, journalist, motivational speaker, teacher, and humanitarian. She has starred in over 150 tv shows, and 7 motion pictures, and has starred in 60+ theatrical productions across the country and on The Great White Way.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the unexpected hit series “Gilligan’s Island.” Dawn Wells (who portrayed the lovable farm girl next door, Mary Ann Sommers), released “A Guide To Life: What Would Mary Ann Do?”
She is starring in “Still on the Freaking Island” and “Life Interrupted” starring Dawn along with, Alison Arngrim, Michael Learned, Erin Murphy and Mason Reese which just won “Best New Webseries” and “Best Ensemble Cast” at the Los Angeles Film Awards.
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About Donna Lyons
Donna Lyons is a Military News Journalist, Author, Talk Show Host and Managing Editor based in Washington, D.C and California. She has been featured on national news and local news along with national and local radio shows. Her columns have concentrated on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, highlighting the positive aspects of individuals, projects and programs that benefit our military, veterans, wounded warriors and their families. Donna does her best to offer a nonpartisan and inspiring journalistic view, working in tandem with numerous veterans and military organizations.