WBOB Live Podcast host David Clyde was joined by Dawn Wells the famous Mary Ann from Gilligan’s Island, were she spoke of her cast o the show and how they were always a delight to work with and never had a bad day, also her new book “What would Mary Ann do?” a guide to life.
She tell us all and in her own words how to stay positive. “We dwell on the negative, look at the overall try to find the positive in the bad, If you don't feel good it's difficult I know but we have a choice everyday to make it a better one.”
Dawn Elberta Wells born October 18, 1938 is an American actress widely known for her role as Mary Ann Summers on the CBS sitcom, Gilligan's Island, during its run from 1964 until 1967. A wholesome beauty from Reno, Nevada, Dawn Wells was on her way to becoming a ballerina, but bad knees prevented her from realizing the dream. Despite this, she did become Miss Nevada and was in the 1960 Miss America pageant. Through her career she has embarked on a successful theater career, appearing in nearly one hundred theatrical productions as of July 2009. She spent the majority of the 1970s and 1980s touring in musical theater productions. She also had a one woman show at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1985.
In her book she speaks of the inspirational message that yes, good girls do finish first. Part self help, part
memoir, and part humor—with a little classic TV nostalgia for good measure—Wells’ book contains twelve chapters on everything from how Mary Ann would respond to changes in today’s culture to addressing issues confronting single women and mothers. Good times or bad times, always embrace life.
Her memoir spotlights both ups and downs in her life and business, but that was intentional, she said --
she wanted it to be inspiring. "Life is a journey," she said. some things are good, and some things are not
good, but it's your life and you've just got to embrace it and live it.