Dawn Wells as Miss Nevada in 1959.
Dawn Elberta Wells was born in Reno, Nevada.
Actress Dawn Wells played Mary Ann Summers on the CBS
television series Gilligan’s Island (1964-1967). She later
opened boot camp for actors. Wells gained the title of Miss
Nevada after competing in the Miss America pageant. She
made her TV debut in a 1961 episode of The Everglades,
playing the character Piney.