Lewis portrayed the dazzling Ginger Grant alongside Welles in the iconic TV series
Tina Lewis is the last surviving cast of “Gilligan’s Island” and she recently revealed what she really thought about the series’ leading men.
Lewis portrayed the brilliant Ginger Grant in the iconic TV series that aired from 1964 to 1967 and in which Bob Denver played the title character. In a recent interview when she was asked who she thinks is her sexiest co-star from the series, the actress didn’t hesitate.
talking to New York Post In a new interview, Lewis revealed: “It’s Jim [Backus]”
“Jim was hilarious. Humor, respect,” he continued of the late actor, who played millionaire Thurston Howell III. “He was very funny and he went to the psychiatrist every day and told me the news of the day … but in general, he had a great sense of humor. He was cute.”
The 60s TV show also featured Bob Denver as Gilligan, Russell Johnson as the Professor, and Alan Hale Jr. as the captain.
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“I think the professor read a lot of books,” she said. “[Gilligan] Just was very nervous and scared to death and was talking so fast. He was very shy.”
Lewis confirmed that she currently resides in New York City. Although she announced to share her age with the outlet because she doesn’t believe in a number determining her life, she was very open about the qualities she is looking for in a potential mate, who Correct.
“I’m open. I’m open. I’m open to life,” Lewis said of his interest in dating.
He said: “He would be funny, have a good heart and if we were stuck on an island the money wouldn’t matter.”
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Lewis also spoke about a star in Hollywood that she’d like to know more about. Turns out she’d be choosing late night host John Oliver.
“I like her dimples. I love her. She’s awesome. Bright. Cute. Funny,” she dished. “You have to enjoy each other’s company and have something to talk about. That’s important.”
Lewis last spoke to Granthshala News in December of 2020 following the passing of one of his “Gilligan” co-stars, Don Wells.
“I will always remember his kindness to me,” Lewis said. “We’ve shared in creating a cultural milestone that continues to bring comfort and smiles to people during this difficult time. I hope people remember her the way I do – always with a smile on her face.” “
Lewis said in an interview with 2019 closure weekly That he made the sitcom “represent this great escape” in the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the tragic assassination of President John F. Kennedy and an escalating Vietnam War.
“When we first broadcast, our country was in turmoil,” Lewis said, “I think people really needed to flee. Then we lost our beloved Martin Luther King and in times of uncertainty In, ‘Gilligan’s Island represented this great escape.
“This sweet, silly show has provided its fans with calm and joy in a frightening time and continues to do so,” Lewis continued.
“Gilligans Island” continues to be performed in over 30 languages worldwide.
Granthshala News’ Stephanie Nolasco contributed to this report.