DOBIE GILLIS STAR DIES AT 87

Jan 10, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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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.

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