- The name of a rose bush
planted in the garden of actress Dawn Wells who
played Mary Ann, a shipwreck survivor on the
sitcom GILLIGAN'S ISLAND/CBS/1964-67.
When Natalie Schafer died in 1991 (she
played Miss Lovey
Howell - one of the castaways on the series), Dawn Wells asked for something from
her estate by which to remember her friend.
the help of her mother and some friends, Wells
dug up some of Natalie's favorite roses. Now,
when Dawn walks by one of the transplanted rose
bushes, she always says "Hi, Nat." (p. 85
Ann's Gilligan's Island Cookbook" Rutledge Hill
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