Dawn's GoFundMe is currently at:
$190,995 of $194,000 goal
Help put her over the top and donate to Dawn's GoFundMe!
TV's Dawn Wells is in some dire straits.
Don't know Dawn Wells? Well how about "Mary Ann?" You know, everyone's favorite brunette from the television classic "Gilligan's Island?"
That's the one! Oh, back when things really were on the up and up for Ms. Wells.
But all is not happy for the once so-famously marooned actress. A series of unfortunate events (both physical and financial) has left Wells almost $200,000 in debt.
Now, before all the cynics come out asking where all of her acting money is, listen to this. Gilligan's Island was on the air well before the concept of television royalties. In other words, NO, she did not receive the residuals which "plague" actors today.
A GoFundMe has been set up by one Dugg Kirkpatrick with the desired amount of $180,000.
My dearest friend and YOUR favorite castaway, Dawn Wells ( Mary Ann from ‘Gillian’s Island’ )needs YOU !
After 2008, like many of us, Dawn suffered through the banking crash and lost everything including her life savings in addition, to a life -threatening surgery which came close to killing her. Dawn was a victim of an unexpected accident that required hospitalization for two months and a very long time to rest and heal
Dawn needs $194,000 to alleviate penalties by the IRS( which are compounded daily) and to pay her hospital costs Dawn is living one of the greatest fears we Americans have, an uncertain future. Should any of you out there wish to contribute a small some to help a woman who gave so many people Joy over the years, it would be so appreciated. God Bless
PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME SAVE OUR AMERICAN ICON- Dawn Wells
Thank you in advance.
By the time this article was published, the GoFundMe account looked well on its way to hitting the goal, coming in at $150,000.
Dawn was on with Tim and Mark Thompson a few years ago. Listen to the full interview in the KFI player below!
Read more over at Inside Edition.