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Names from Gilligan's Island

Names from Gilligan's Island

by GingerG

Names from the popular 1960's TV show Gilligan's Island.

Willy Gilligan
The main character. First mate to the Skipper. Played by Bob Denver. His first name, Willy, was only used once on an un-aired episode.
Jonas Grumby
The Skipper. Mostly called "Skipper" on the show. Played by Alan Hale, Jr.
Thurston J.
The Millionaire. Played by Jim Backus. Jim Backus was also the voice of Mr. Magoo.
Eunice Wentworth
The Millionaire's wife. Called "Lovey" by her husband. Played by Natalie Schafer.
Ginger Grant
The Movie Star. Patterned after Marilyn Monroe. Played by Tina Louise.
Mary Ann
The Girl Next Door. Played by Dawn Wells.
Roy Hinkley
The Professor (high school science teacher). Played by Russell Johnson.
S.S. Minnow
Name of the boat that got shipwrecked. Jokingly named after Newton Minow, chairman of the FCC at the time, who called television "America's vast wasteland."

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