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Robert Osbourne "Bob" Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor known for his roles as Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 TV series The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. Wikipedia

Age: 70 (age at death)
Born: 9th January, 1935, New Rochelle, NY
Died: 2nd September, 2005, Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Height: 5' 8" (173 cm)
Nationality: American
Claim to Fame: The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, Gilligans Island

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After surviving quadruple bypass surgery in early 2005, he was diagnosed with cancer only a few months before his death on September 2nd. Treated at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital, he died in Winston-Salem, N.C.


In contrast to more egoistical TV stars -- especially William Shatner on "Star Trek" (1966) -- Denver often went out of his way to help his fellow cast members on "Gilligan's Island" (1964). This is included trying to give Dawn Wells an equal share of publicity as Tina Louise and demanding that she and Russell Johnson be given an equal credit in the show's title sequence.


Meego (1997)

An alien gets a crash course in being a nanny!

Meego is a 9,000 year old alien whose spaceship crashes on Earth and is discovered by Trip, Maggie, and Alex Parker...

Bring Me the Head of Dobie Gillis
Back to the Beach

[on his late "Gilligan`s Island" (1964) co-star, Alan Hale Jr.] "He was a big, lovable man who made everybody feel good. He had a great time with his life."


"People thank me for giving them a break from life." - referring to his Gilligan character

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