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Bob Denver in 1977
Robert Osbourne Denver
January 9, 1935
New Rochelle, New York, U.S.
|Died||September 2, 2005
|Spouse(s)||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, 1935 – September 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.
Before he became an actor, Denver worked as a mailman and a high school teacher. He coached physical education and taught mathematics and history at Corpus Christi School, a Roman Catholic elementary school in Pacific Palisades, California.
In 2005, he underwent heart surgery. After that he learned he had cancer.
On September 2, 2005 Denver died at age 70 from complications following throat cancer surgery.
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