Unlike the other cast members, Louise has publicly spoken out over the years about her unhappiness with being on the series. Magoo and used some of the same inflections from that role when playing Howell. Wells had originally dreamed of becoming a ballerina in her youth, but she insted turned to acting following a knee injury. The actor died in after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Following the death of Russell Johnson in , the year-old Louise and co-star Dawn Wells are now the only surviving cast members from the series, although the two actresses have both publicly stated that they do not get along in real life.
"Gilligan's Island" turns 50
Denver would often appear at various "Gilligan's Island" fan events in later years.
All the money in the world couldn't save millionaire Thurston Howell III and his wife from being stranded on the island with the others. Hard as it may be to believe, a half-century has passed since Gilligan, the Skipper and their five passengers aboard the S. He died in at age 70 after battling cancer.