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Dawn Wells Spills Secrets of Gilligan's Island

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Gilligan's Island Cast

Dawn Wells became known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Wells’ character, Mary Ann, who was originally listed as “And the rest” in the credits, became the fan favorite, garnering more fan mail than the title character. Her other TV credits include Wagon Train, Maverick, Bonanza, The New Joey Bishop Show, Gilligan’s Planet, Baywatch, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Surviving Gilligan’s Island, The Bold and the Beautiful and The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants.

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Josh Radnor Dishes the Dirt on "Hunters" Co-Star Al Pacino

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Josh Radnor

Josh Radnor is best known for portraying Ted Mosby on the popular Emmy Award-winning CBS sitcom How I Met Your Mother (2005-2014). The Columbus, Ohio, native made his writing and directorial debut with the 2010 comedy drama film Happy. Thank. You. More. Please., for which he won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award and was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. Radnor is one of the stars of the drama series Hunters, which follows a diverse band of Nazi hunters living in 1977 New York City who discover that Nazi war criminals are conspiring to create a Fourth Reich in the US. Hunters premiered on February 21, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video and has been renewed for a second season.

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January 2022

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Ed Asner on How He Became Lou Grant

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Ed Asner

Born in Kansas City, Missouri, on November 15, 1929, versatile actor Ed Asner is the most honored male performer in the history of the Primetime Emmy Awards, having won seven – five for portraying Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and two on its spinoff drama series Lou Grant. His other Emmys were for performances in two television miniseries, Rich Man, Poor Man and Roots. He served as the 21st president of the Screen Actors Guild (1981-1985).

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How "Law & Order: SVU" Star Kelli Giddish Became Det. Amanda Rollins

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Kelli Giddish

Kelli Giddish can currently be seen on the NBC (Wolf Entertainment) crime drama TV series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (SVU) as Detective 2nd Grade Amanda Rollins. She has portrayed that character since the 13th season, which premiered September 21, 2011. In addition to Giddish, the current main cast members are Mariska Hargitay, Ice-T and Peter Scanavino. SVU is in its 23rd season (which premiered September 23, 2021).

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