Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website or at Facebook. Tina Blacker was born to a Jewish family (she was the only Jewish cast member of Gilligan's Island) on February 11, 1934. The surname name “Louise" was reputedly added by Tina herself. During her senior year in high school, she mentioned to her drama teacher that she was "the only girl in class without a middle name.
Tina Louise (Ginger, who's 79) and Dawn Wells (Mary Ann, who's 75) are the only two surviving cast members.
Tina Louise, who played Ginger Grant on "Gilligan's Island," spoke about Nolan Miller, the costume designer who died this week.