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  • Col. Dean Hess dies at 97; helped rescue Korean War orphans

    Col. Dean Hess dies at 97; helped rescue Korean War orphans
    Retired Air Force Col. Dean Hess, a fighter pilot who helped rescue hundreds of orphans in the Korean War and whose exploits inspired a Hollywood film starring Rock Hudson, has died in Ohio. He was 97.
  • The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann

    The world according to Dawn Wells, a.k.a. 'Gilligan Island's' Mary Ann
    Ever since the premiere of the CBS sitcom "Gilligan's Island" 50 years ago, people have been asking the burning question: Ginger or Mary Ann? While some fans of the broad comedy series about seven archetypal castaways shipwrecked on an "uncharted desert...

    Russell Johnson dies at 89; played the Professor on 'Gilligan's Island'

     Russell Johnson dies at 89; played the Professor  on 'Gilligan's Island'
    Russell Johnson's fateful trip started with a three-hour tour in 1964 and lasted the rest of his life. A handsome war veteran who grew up in a Philadelphia orphanage, Johnson spent 14 years playing bad guys in TV and movie westerns. Then he...

    Remembering 'Gilligan's Island,' 'Brady Bunch' creator Sherwood Schwartz

     
    'Gilligan's Island' creator Sherwood Schwartz, died of natural causes Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 94. Schwartz' impact on pop-culture, however, will long survive. In addition to "Gilligan's Island," Schwartz created family sitcom "The Brady...

    Sherwood Schwartz made ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ ‘Brady Bunch’ sing

     
    I don't like it to be compared to 'Survivor,' " Schwartz said then. "The idea of 'Survivor' is to kill each other off to win the prize. There's no killing in 'Gilligan's Island.' " Schwartz said he was no fan of reality television, but marveled at the...