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Tina Louise Biography
Tina Louise (Tina Louise Blacker) is an American actress born on 11th February 1934 in New York City, New York, U.S. She is popularly known for her role as Ginger Grant in Gilligan’s Island. Her breakthrough role was Griselda Walden which earned her a Golden Globe Award for New Star of the Year.
Tina Louise is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and a lifetime member of the Actors Studio. She is also a vocal advocate for improving child literacy. She donated a portion of the proceeds of her 2007 book, When I Grow Up, to literacy programs and said in a 2013 interview that she had been volunteering at local public schools since 1996.
Tina Louise Age
Tina was born on 11th February 1934 in New York City, U.S (84 years as of 2018)
Tina Louise Family
Tina was born to Sylvia Horn Blacker (1916 – 2011) and Joseph Blacker. Her mother was a fashion model and his father was a candy store owner in Brooklyn and later an accountant.
Tina Louise Husband
In 1966 Louise married Les Crane, a radio presenter and television talk show host who was one of the pioneers in interactive broadcasting who also scored a spoken word hit with his 1971 recording of the poem Desiderata, winning a “Best Spoken Word” Grammy. They two divorced in 1971.
Tina Louise Daughter
Tina Louise has one child; a daughter Caprice Crane who was born in 1970. She is a novelist, screenwriter and television writer/producer. Her first two novels Stupid & Contagious (2006) and Forget About It (2007) won Romantic Times Reader’s Choice Awards, two years in a row, in the Mainstream Fiction Chick Lit category.
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Tina Louise Career
Tina got her first role at the age of two after she was featured in an ad for her father’s candy store. She played various roles until she decided to focus on school work. She studied acting at the prestigious Neighborhood Playhouse in Manhattan.
During her early acting years she was offered modelling jobs including as a rising starlet and appeared in the of several pinup magazines such as Adam, Sir! and Modern Man. She also posed for Playboy (May 1958; April 1959)
In 1952 she made her acting debut in the Bette Davis musical revue Two’s Company, followed by roles in other Broadway productions, such as John Murray Anderson’s Almanac, The Fifth Season, and Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?
She made her Hollywood debut in 1958 in God’s Little Acre. In the same year she was named the “World’s Most Beautiful Redhead” by the National Art Council. She took roles on Broadway and in Italian cinema and Hollywood turning down roles in Li’l Abner and Operation Petticoat. Her most notable Italian film credits are the historical epic Garibaldi (1960) that concerned Garibaldi’s efforts to unify the Italian states in 1860.
Tina Louise played the role of Ginger Grant in the television sitcom Gilligan’s Island. Grant is a “movie star”, and would casually mention names of some of the biggest movie stars of the day, as co-stars or acquaintances, suggesting that she too was a great star. She also mentions her roommate and fellow actress, Debbie Dawson, several times.
Overtime she became unhappy with the role and worried that it would typecast her. In 1978 she did not appear in the movie Rescue from Gilligan’s Island nor on another cast reunion film, The Castaways on Gilligan’s Island and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island, the only original cast member to decline reprising the role.
Louise also tried her hand in music when she made one record album ‘It’s Time for Tina’ which was released originally on Concert Hall in 1957 (Concert Hall 1521), and later reissued on Urania Records (1958 and 1959 respectively). In 2012 the album was released in iTunes.
Tina Louise Net Worth
Tina has an estimated net worth of $6 million.
Tina Louise Books
- 1997: Sunday: A Memoir
- 2007: When I Grow Up; a book that inspires children to believe they can become whatever they choose through creative and humorous comparisons of animal kingdom achievements.
- 2009: What Does a Bee Do?