Bob Denver

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Bob Denver

Bob Denver in 1977
Born Robert Osbourne Denver
January 9, 1935(1935-01-09)
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
Died September 2, 2005(2005-09-02) (aged 70)
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Resting place Cremated
Occupation Actor
Years active 1959–1997
Spouse Maggie Ryan (1960–1966; 2 children)
Jean Webber (1967–1970)
Carole Abrahams (1972–1975; 1 child)
Dreama Peery (1979–2005; 1 child)

Bob Denver (January 9, 1935September 2, 2005) was an American actor. He was best known for his roles as Gilligan on the 1960s television series Gilligan's Island and Maynard G. Krebs on the earlier Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. He appeared on many other shows including The Good Guys, Dusty's Trail, and Far-Out Space Nuts, but these could not match his success as Gilligan. In 1998, he was arrested for marijuana possession and in 2005, he underwent heart surgery. After that he learned he had cancer. Before he became an actor, Denver worked as a mailman and a high school teacher.