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Russell Johnson, “Gilligan’s Island” Professor, 1924 – 2014

by on January 17, 2014

The Hollywood Reporter reports that Russell Johnson has died earlier this morning in his home in Washington. He was 89.

Johnson was known as Roy Hinkley, better known as The Professor, for three years on the classic TV show Gilligan’s Island. He also reprised the role in 3 TV movies and the animated spin-offs The New Adventures of Gilligan and Gilligan’s Planet.

In addition, he made appeared in films like This Island Earth, and It Came from Outer Space. He also made guest appearances on shows like The Lone Ranger, Lassie, The Adventures of Superman, Wagon Train and The Twilight Zone.

He was survived by his wife, daughter, and stepson.

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