Russell Johnson, 'Gilligan' professor, has died at age 89

  • Article by: FRAZIER MOORE , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 16, 2014 - 7:05 PM

NEW YORK — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.

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davehougJan. 16, 14 4:07 PM

Rest In Peace. You were always my favorite character. If we could choose anybody to be stranded with, we'd want THE PROFESSOR. Thanks for a clean fun show all could watch and parents never had to make awkward explanations to children.

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myob99Jan. 16, 14 5:00 PM

He was my favorite character. I always thought he and Mary Ann should have hooked up. Oh well.

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F10028Jan. 16, 14 5:05 PM

Also thought Professor and Mary Ann would have made a great couple. Best Castaway ever!

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cks1950Jan. 16, 14 5:06 PM

One of a dwindling number of entertainers who served this great country in the military, contrasted by today's pathetic bunch who are more likely to work to tear it down. Thanks for your service, professor!

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robotdudeJan. 16, 14 5:27 PM

Great quote from him in 1996: "I was at a speaking engagement for MIT ... and I said ... the Professor has all sorts of degrees, including one from this very institution [MIT]! And that's why I can make a radio out of a coconut, and not fix a hole in a boat!" Love it! RIP Professor.

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saintnickJan. 16, 14 5:31 PM

I was kind of hoping he would have hooked up with the skipper.

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saintnickJan. 16, 14 5:57 PM

In this politically correct world that we live in, today the professor would have hooked up with the skipper or gilligan. For cute!

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greatxJan. 16, 14 6:05 PM

cks1950 says: "One of a dwindling number of entertainers who served this great country in the military, contrasted by today's pathetic bunch who are more likely to work to tear it down. Thanks for your service, professor!"

You are correct, today's hollywood actors loathe military service.

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ivaro3Jan. 16, 14 6:30 PM

RIP Professor. I could tell from his acting that he truly was a decent, kind human being. I read a comment today that he would have made a great I-Coconut. And, just for the record, Mary Ann over Ginger!

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dougdodgeJan. 16, 14 6:31 PM

Funny, was just thinking about him the other day when he was at a book-signing at Ridgedale about twenty years ago. Very nice man and a true war hero! We'll miss you, professor!

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