How well do you know the career of Dawn Wells?

She competed for Miss America, appeared in movies, and even wrote a book!

Image: The Everett Collection

Dawn Wells will forever be remembered as an icon of 1960s television. Her smile lit up the screen and made any show better, whether she was in the Old West, a science fiction mystery… or stranded on a tropical island.

She is best known as the sweet and silly Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island but she had many other credits to her name. See how well you know the career of Dawn Wells in this quiz.

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  1. Dawn Wells is best known as Mary Ann on Gilligan’s Island. What was Mary Ann’s last name?
  2. True or false: Mary Ann was Dawn Wells’ first ever television role.
  3. How many seasons of Gilligan’s Island was Dawn Wells in?
  4. How old was Dawn Wells when Gilligan’s Island premiered?
  5. Wells reprised her role as Mary Ann for which 1980s sitcom?
  6. In 1993, Wells published what kind of Gilligan’s Island themed book?
  7. Wells was a spokeswoman for which state food product?
  8. Which state did Wells represent in the 1960 Miss America pageant?
  9. Which TV Western was Dawn Wells NEVER on?
  10. Wells’ first credited big-screen role was a small part alongside Barbara Eden and Telly Savalas in the 1964 sequel to 1962’s ‘The Interns.’ What was the sequel called?
  11. Wells’ first role after Gilligan’s Island was on which 1960s sci-fi series, seen here?

How well do you know the career of Dawn Wells?

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Mike 8 months ago
9/11 I did better than I thought I would. Bless you Dawn.
Dario 8 months ago
10 out of 11. Missed #9. 😁😁😁😁😁
Mike 8 months ago
9/11, Knew more than I thought !
JDnHuntsvilleAL 9 months ago
I have her cookbook, along with some other memorabilia that she included at the time.
Lacey 9 months ago
9/11
I don't know why but this one hit me harder this year.
StrayCat 9 months ago
11 of 11, mostly guesses but the correct choices were pretty obvious.
JL1965 9 months ago
9/11 .. You will be missed Pretty Lady .. Always a class act .. R.I.P .. Thanks so much for the memories 🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹🌹😢😢😢😢
Mob39 9 months ago
You got 9 out of 11

You danced through that quiz with ease!
AlF 9 months ago
10 / 11. "Mary Ann, Mary Ann, Mary Ann..."
MarianneCoon AlF 9 months ago
kids used to use that line to me when I was in elementary school=tease me...Because I am a Marianne
TheDavBow3 9 months ago
10/11. Missed the state food product. That's an absolutely stunning picture of her from "The Invaders" show. Very sad. Rest in Peace, Ms Wells.
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