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"Gilligan's Island" Actor Russell Johnson Dead at 89

Posted: January 17th, 2014 by WorstPreviews.com Staff
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Actor Russell Johnson, who is best known for playing The Professor on the hit TV series "Gilligan's Island," has passed away on Thursday morning at his home in Washington. He was 89 years old and died of natural causes.

On the show, Johnson playing a high school science teacher who was capable of building just about anything, including generators, radios and other gadgets from regular items found on the island. But as Johnson joked, the one thing The Professor could never figure out was how to patch the hold at the bottom of the SS Minnow.

Outside of "Gilligan's Island," the actor also appeared in several episodes of "The Twilight Zone," as well as "Gunsmoke," "Rawhide" and "The Lone Ranger. He also had parts in dozens of feature films, including "MacArthur," "It Came From Outer Space" and the 1953 Western "Law and Order," in which he took part in a gunfight with the film's star, Ronald Reagan.

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M. Bullitt writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 8:15:20 AM

Never heard of him but RIP.
cress writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 9:09:12 AM

GILLIGANS ISLAND was one of the dumbest shows ever made, along with THE BEVERLY HILLBILLIES and GREEN ACRES.
cress writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 9:26:02 AM

The episode where The Professor made a bong out of a cocunut, and he, Gilligan, and The Skipper got baked was hilarious.
BadChadB33 writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 9:49:49 AM

RIP Mate!!
PORN-FLY writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 10:56:35 AM

BULLIT never heard of Gilligans Island is the real news

i pretty much know just enough to get along with anybody in social situations
so when i find out that someone knows less than me, i feel that their life must be less burdened than mine
hellsing writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 12:13:17 PM

how come this guy get's his own article but actor roger Lloyd pack get's nothing this baffles me?
PORN-FLY writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 1:14:29 PM

you aint seen nothin yet
vincere01 writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 1:21:46 PM

He has not been relevant in decades. I all honesty I already figured he was dead lol
minkowski writes:
on January 17th, 2014 at 6:42:44 PM

RIP Paul Walker.
ksplatt writes:
on January 18th, 2014 at 2:20:41 PM

@Mink Thank you for that. I'm in tears from laughing so hard.

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