Tina Louise

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  • Birth Name: Tina Blacker
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 02/11/1934, Aquarius
  • Profession: Actor; model; singer; author
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Tina Louise Fast Facts:
  • Launched career as model and nightclub singer while studying at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre and the Actors Studio, both in New York City.
  • Made her Broadway debut in the 1952 Bette Davis musical revue Two's Company.
  • Appeared on Broadway with Julie Newmar in 1957's hit musical Li'l Abner; released an album that same year, titled It's Time for Tina.
  • Landed on the cover of Modern Man Magazine in July of 1957; appeared in Playboy magazine in 1957, '58 and '59. 
  • Studied with Lee Strasberg and became a member of the Actors Studio.
  • Landed the role of Ginger Grant on Gilligan's Island while starring on Broadway in the play Fade Out, Fade In.
  • Disassociated herself from Gilligan after it ended, opting out of participating in the Gilligan cartoon and various specials during the 1970s and '80s.
  • Had a guest-starring role alongside her Gilligan's Island costars Dawn Wells, Bob Denver and Russell Johnston on a 1995 episode of Roseanne.
  • Is a licensed helicopter pilot.
  • Published a book about her experiences, Sunday: A Memoir, in 1997.
  • Authored a children's book in 2007 titled When I Grow Up, with the objective of inspiring more kids to read and achieve their goals.
  • Tina Louise Relationships:
  • Bo Belinsky - Ex-significant Other
  • Caprice Crane - Daughter
  • Les Crane - Ex-husband
  • Tina Louise Awards:
  • 1959 Golden Globe: New Star of the Year - Actress - Winner
  • College:
  • Attended the Miami University of Ohio, Oxford, Ohio, United States

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