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Russell Johnson, Best Known As The Professor On ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dies At 89
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Russell Johnson

Russell Johnson, whose name may not be readily household, but the character of The Professor he played on the hapless castaway sitcom Gilligan’s Island certainly was, has died at the age of 89 of natural causes at his home in Washington.

To massive amounts of generations who found Gilligan’s Island in syndication a few years after its cancellation as a mildly successful CBS program during its original run from 1964-1967, The Professor was one of the few level-headed and conscientious characters on the show, which already had thrown logic and any sense of reality out the window. Its basic premise was a group of travelers going on a three-hour tour by way of a boat ride wind up in inclement weather, so bad that the boat capsizes, and all aboard are somehow washed aboard a remote island, one that seemingly is immune to anyone else coming there to rescue its new inhabitants.

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Deal: ‘Get Smart,’ ‘Gilligan’s Island’ & ‘The Waltons’ DVD Box Sets
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Get SmartOne of my favorite TV shows ever is Get Smart, so it is with great pleasure that I report that today’s Amazon Gold Box spotlight deal of the day is Get Smart – The Complete Series Gift Set for $74.99 (that’s 62% off the list price price of $199.95).

Also as part of the Gold Box offer today, as part of Amazon’s week of Network TV DVD deals, is Gilligan’s Island: The Complete Series Collection for $43.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $114.82) and The Waltons: The Complete Seasons 1-9 for $103.99 (that’s 62% off the list price of $275.98).

Note, these deals are for only for today — Saturday, May 8, 2010 — until midnight PST or before that while supplies last.

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