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Mary Ann Summers

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Created by  Sherwood Schwartz
Gender  Female
Played by  Dawn Wells
Last appearance  Gilligan's Planet
Portrayed by  Dawn Wells
Occupation  Farm girl
Creator  Sherwood Schwartz
TV show  Gilligan's Island
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First appearance  "Two on a Raft"Gilligan's Island (1964)
Relatives  Aunt MarthaUncle George
Similar  Gilligan, Ginger Grant, The Skipper, Eunice "Lovey" Wentwort, The Professor

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Mary Ann Summers is a fictional character in the television sitcom Gilligan's Island which ran on the CBS network from 1964 to 1967, and has run more or less continuously since in reruns. She was played by actress Dawn Elberta Wells.


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Character summary

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Mary Ann was portrayed by actress Dawn Wells. She was an ingénue, the typical girl-next-door, and a foil as well as a friend to glamorous Hollywood star Ginger Grant, played by Tina Louise. In addition, her practical domestic skills and plain, good common sense make her an indispensable member of the group. She is from Winfield, Kansas, a farm girl, and a reference to Dorothy Gale as played by Judy Garland in the 1939 classic movie The Wizard of Oz (occasionally wearing Dorothy's ubiquitous pigtails and a gingham dress).

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She was traveling alone on the "three-hour tour", which she had won in a contest, that was lost at sea, and was in her late teens to early twenties — an age which she pinpoints in the season 2, episode 30 "V for Vitamins" when she says, "Women and children first, so I get two votes." She tells the others in season 2, episode 18, "The Postman Cometh", that she has a boyfriend named Horace Higgenbotham from Horner's Corners, Kansas, so they would think she has someone special waiting for her, but confesses later that he is "a real creep" and not her boyfriend at all. In Rescue from Gilligan's Island, she is revealed to be in fact engaged and that her fiancé had waited 15 years for her, but when she was finally rescued, they no longer loved each other, and he married her best friend, instead.

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Mary Ann mentions her mother and father in passing only very briefly, such as her father going bankrupt before the shipwreck due to a dishonest business partner, but references her Aunt Martha and Uncle George multiple times, leading some to believe that she lived with them and that her parents may be deceased, another connection to The Wizard of Oz. However, her parents seem to be alive in Rescue from Gilligan's Island.

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In "Two on a Raft", the Honolulu-based AM radio news reader only states, "the attractive brunette" is "employed at the Winfield General Store."

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