Jan 10, 2022
By Andy Johnson
Zoomers of a certain vintage will remember a love lorn TV character known as Dobie Gillis.
Actor Dwayne Hickman starred along side Bob Denver (of “Gilligan’s Island” fame) on “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” a TV staple from the late 1950s to the 1960s.
Hickman played the affable, apple-cheeked Gillis to Denver’s Maynard G. Krebs and Tuesday Weld’s Thalia Menninger, the financially unattainable object of Dobie’s affections.
Hickman, who went on to be a TV executive and director.
He’s died of of complications of Parkinson’s disease.
Dwayne Hickman was 87.