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R.I.P. Russell Johnson. Never heard of him you say? Guess again!

Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by DallasCowpoke, Jan 16, 2014.

  1. DallasCowpoke

    DallasCowpoke Fierce Allegiance

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    Actor Russell Johnson, best known as Professor in the 1960s TV sitcom "Gilligan's Island," died Thursday, his agent said. Johnson was 89.
    Johnson played the iconic role of Professor Roy Hinkley, whose scientific schemes to get the castaways rescued were always foiled by Gilligan's bumbling.

    He died at his home in Washington, where he lived with his wife, Connie. She and their daughter, Kimberly, were at his side, said agent Mike Eisenstadt. Johnson is also survived by a stepson, Court, and a grandson, he said.

    Johnson worked up until his death, signing autographs over the holidays, said Eisenstadt. He called Johnson's death "unexpected."

    He was "just a positive and nice guy" who always treated people with respect, his agent said.
     
  2. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    He was also in a time-traveler episode of the "Twilight Zone".

    Sorry to hear of this.
     
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  3. CowboyWay

    CowboyWay If Coach would have put me in, we'd a won State

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    Had he bludgeoned Giligan to death with a coconut soon after the boat washed ashore, he would have been off that island in just a few days.
     
  4. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    Also played a heroic scientist in Roger Corman's The Attack of the Crab Monster.
     
  5. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Watched all those episodes. Back then I thought Dawn Wells was hot.
     
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  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Ah... yes. :)
     
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  7. Phoenix

    Phoenix Well-Known Member

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    Um...she was. :)

    RIP Russell Johnson. You finally are no longer trapped on the surface of a sphere.
     
  8. Boys122

    Boys122 Well-Known Member

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    89, he had a long life. RIP
     
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  9. WV Cowboy

    WV Cowboy Waitin' on the 6th

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    Never dreamed he was older than my parents.
     
  10. PJTHEDOORS

    PJTHEDOORS Well-Known Member

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    Never saw him in anything oher than Gilligans. Wonder what else he did.
     
  11. Keifer

    Keifer Well-Known Member

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    You me and most all young boys did. All except those snooty Ginger lovers.:)
     
  12. Lodeus

    Lodeus Well-Known Member

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    Only two left now :( Do they even show Gilligans Island reruns anymore? Used to love watching them as a kid.

    I think he was good on a couple Twilight Zone episodes as well.
     
  13. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Yep.

    I saw Dawn Wells on an episode of "Chopped" a couple weeks ago. 74 or so. She hasn't changed a great deal.
     
  14. HeavyBarrel

    HeavyBarrel Well-Known Member

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    Great life, well done professor
     
  15. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Yep. A different, better hot than ginger. :)
     
  16. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    I would boink Mary Ann any time before trading down to Ginger
     
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    The less pretentious sex appeal is for schmart people lmao
     
  18. KJJ

    KJJ You Have an Axe to Grind

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    Liked him as the professor he spent every episode coming up with some contraption to get everyone rescued. He made a radio transmitter out of a coconut. He built a jet pack out of bamboo and a hot air balloon. He thought of everything except fixing the hole in the castaways boat.
     
  19. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    Still on TVLand. Watch an episode yesterday afternoon. The one with the phone line that gets washed onshore after a bad storm during the night.
     

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