Summary: famed actor whose portrayal of goofy castaway Gilligan on the 1960's TV show Gilligan's Island made him an iconic figure to generations of TV viewers who was also widely known to TV audiences for another beloved character Maynard G. Krebs, the bearded beatnik friend of Dobie, on the Many Loves of Dobie Gillis, and who had later starred in other TV series, including The Good Guys and Dusty's Trail and made numerous appearances in films and on other TV shows, but never escaped the role of Gilligan.
Cause of Death: Cancer
Born: January 9, 1935
Died: September 2, 2005
Location: Winston-Salem, North Carolina