Dawn Wells Said She And The Professor Were A ‘Gilligan’s Island’ Romance That Never Happened

by Jess Butler
Jess is a curly-haired Jersey girl who adores penguins and watches the worst reality shows on TV.

Dawn Wells played Mary Ann on the one and only Gilligan’s Island.

Within the show’s three seasons, she learned a lot about herself and even developed one major crush she just can’t forget about years later.

In the video below, originally aired in September 2016, Dawn explains: “The Professor, I think — I’m saying this in front of the public — I think if either one of us had been single, or both of us had been single, there would have been some chemistry.”

The actress gushes, “He had the best sense of humor, he was the funniest, and he was a hunk.”

She goes on to reflect on Russell Johnson’s death on January 16, 2014, saying: “I did not know until the funeral that he got the Purple Heart. I knew he fought in World War II, but he was not a bragger.”

Perhaps Dawn will never know what would have come out of this potential Gilligan’s Island romance, but she’ll never forget how Russell made her feel.

At last, she calls Russell, “Very witty, very handsome. Good man —  miss him.”

What do you think about the would-be chemistry between Dawn and Russell?

Check out what else Dawn has to say about him in the video below, and please SHARE if you think this is such a sweet confession from the actress!

Photos: Wikimedia Commons 1, 2; OWN

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