Bob Denver

Bob Denver
Bob Denver Gilligans Island 1965.jpg
Denver on set of Gilligan's Island
Born(1935-01-09)January 9, 1935
DiedSeptember 2, 2005(2005-09-02) (aged 70)
Alma materLoyola University (Loyola Marymount University)
Years active1959–1997
Spouse(s)Maggie Ryan (1960–div. 1966; 2 children)
Jean Webber (1967–div. 1970)
Carole Abrahams (1972–div. 1975; 1 child)
Dreama Perry (1979–his death 2005; 1 child)

Robert Osbourne Denver (January 9, 1935 – September 2, 2005) was an American comedic actor, widely known for portraying Gilligan on the television series Gilligan's Island and the beatnik Maynard G. Krebs on the 1959–1963 sitcom The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.


Born January 9, 1935 in New Rochelle, New York and raised in Brownwood, Texas, Denver graduated from Loyola University in Los Angeles, California with a degree in political science. At Loyola, he acted in college productions and met fellow student Dwayne Hickman, with whom he later co-starred in The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. After graduation, he coached physical education and taught mathematics and history at Corpus Christi School, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Pacific Palisades, California.[1]

In 1971, Denver was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his car and pleaded no contest for a reduced sentence of a $250 fine.[citation needed] In 1998, Denver was arrested for marijuana delivered to his home, originally saying the delivery came from Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on Gilligan's Island, but later refused to name her in court, testifying "some crazy fan must have sent it." The police reportedly found more marijuana and related paraphernalia in Denver's home. He pleaded no contest and received six months probation.[2]

Denver died September 2, 2005 from pneumonia,[3] at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He had been receiving cancer treatment and had undergone heart bypass surgery earlier that year.[4]

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