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Gilligan's Island

Tina Louise

Ginger Grant

A true diva of classic television, Tina Louise wishes she never set foot on that uncharted desert island. Entering show business in the mid-1950s, Louise worked as a nightclub singer and in Broadway productions such as Li'l Abner, while simultaneously making numerous TV appearances. She guest-starred on shows of a variety of genres, including dramas (Studio One), Westerns (Tales of Wells Fargo), comedies (Sgt. Bilko) and variety shows (The Dean Martin Show).

After landing the part of Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island, Louise found the role to be as difficult to escape as the fabled isle. Upon discovering that she was not, as she had reportedly been told, the star of the show, Louise never imagined Gilligan's Island would have such lasting appeal. Despite the millions of adoring fans who admire her captivating and sensual portrayal of movie star Ginger Grant, Louise became so uncomfortably associated with the role that she has spent a lifetime trying to leave it behind.

While she remains Ginger to most of her fans, Tina Louise has appeared in several fine dramatic and comic productions since leaving the island, including the feature The Stepford Wives, and the classic '80s prime-time soap, Dallas. She has also guest-starred on dozens of TV shows, from Mannix and CHiPs to Fantasy Island.

Character Bio

Va va voom! Ginger Grant has to be the sexiest wahini to ever set foot on the S.S. Minnow. A Hollywood actress and aspiring starlet, Ginger is always capable of heating things up on the island. Lucky for her, the four men she is stranded with are no threat to her virtue. The stoic Skipper, the preoccupied Professor, the childlike first mate and a married millionaire are probably the only four men in the Western World who could resist her charms.

On the verge of being Hollywood's next "It" girl, Ginger appeared in a bevy of pictures that contain useful information for island living. She also employs her myriad talents to entertain the castaways and various visitors to the island. Though not adept at menial labor, she is quite handy at creating her own luscious wardrobe out of Mrs. Howell's hand-me-downs.

Gilligan's Island TV Schedule

Wednesday
August 5
5:30pm
Gilligan's Living Doll
An experimental robot launched by the U.S. Air Force parachutes onto the island.
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6:00pm
Forward March
The castaways are attacked!
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6:30pm
Ship Ahoax
The castaways begin to suffer from "Island Madness."
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7:00pm
Feed The Kitty
A caged lion washes ashore on the island, only to escape!
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7:30pm
Operation: Steam Heat
Hot water spurting from beneath the island warns the castaways that a volcano is about to erupt.
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Thursday
August 6
10:48am
Waiting For Watubi
The Skipper unearths a carved Tiki god.
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11:24am
Angel On The Island
Thanks to the shipwreck, Ginger misses her Broadway debut.
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12:00pm
Birds Gotta Fly, Fish Gotta Talk
All Gilligan wants for Christmas is to be rescued from the island.
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5:48pm
Seer, Gilligan
Gilligan becomes a psychic.
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6:24pm
Love Me, Love My Skipper
The Howells plan a party.
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7:00pm
Will The Real Mr. Howell Please Stand Up
The radio reports that Mr. Howell has been rescued and is selling blocks of stock from his financial empire.
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7:36pm
Ghost A Go Go
The island has a ghost.
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Friday
August 7
10:48am
3 Million Dollars More Or Less
Mr. Howell bets Gilligan and, consequently, soon owes Gilligan $3 million.
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11:24am
Water, Water Everywhere
The castaways suddenly discover that there isn't a spare drop of water to drink!
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12:00pm
So Sorry, My Island Now
Gilligan thinks he sees a sea serpent approaching the island. Guest Star: Vito Scotti
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5:48pm
Allergy Time
Skipper becomes allergic to Gilligan.
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6:24pm
The Friendly Physician
A small one-man boat lands on Gilligan's Island to rescue the castaways. Guest Stars: Vito Scotti, Mike Mazurki
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7:00pm
'V' For Vitamins
The Skipper can no longer do anything physically strenuous.
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7:36pm
Mr. & Mrs. ???
A radio report indicates that the "minister" who married Mr. and Mrs. Howell is a fraud.
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