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Russell Johnson

American television and film actor

Russell David Johnson (November 10, 1924 – January 16, 2014) was an American television and movie actor. He was best known as "The Professor" on the CBS television sitcom Gilligan's Island.

Russell Johnson
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Russell Johnson at 35 in Black Saddle (1960)
Born
Russell David Johnson

(1924-11-10)November 10, 1924
DiedJanuary 16, 2014(2014-01-16) (aged 89)
Cause of deathRenal failure
OccupationActor
Years active1950-1997
Known forGilligan's Island as Professor Roy Hinkley
Spouse(s)Edith Cahoon
(m. 1943–1948, divorced)
Kay Levey
(m. 1949–1980, her death)
Constance Dane
(m. 1982–2014, his death)
ChildrenDavid Johnson
Kim Johnson

Johnson died at his home in Bainbridge Island, Washington on January 16, 2014. He died from kidney failure. He was 89 years old.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Messer, Lesley (January 16, 2014). "'Gilligan's Island' Star Russell Johnson Dies of Kidney Failure". Good Morning America. ABC News. Retrieved January 16, 2014.

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