Legendary actress Tina Louise's thriving success in big screen and television

By: Steve Smith  |   | 
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Tina Louise carved her name in the American entertainment industry making equal appearances on small and big-screen. She became an in-demand lady for stars of her time like Richard Widmark, Robert Taylor, Robert Ryan and others. After few years in Italian cinema, she returned to the US and started studying with Lee Strasberg, finally becoming a member of Actors Studio. 

Prior to landing a starring role in CBS situation comedy Gilligan’s Island, she took major and minor roles in various TV shows like The Real McCoys. And leaving a Broadway musical Fade Out – Fade In, she went to star as Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island.

The CBS sitcom helped her gain immense career exposure. The sitcom ended in 1967 and the mesmerizing lady continued with films and guest roles in various TV series. Attempting to shed her comedic image, she began taking grittier roles and appeared as a pathetic heroin addict in an episode of Kojak and co-starred in ABC television movie Nightmare in Badham Country

Her later roles included in TV films like Look What’s Happened to Rosemary’s Baby, SST: Death Fight and Dallas, a prime-time soap opera as semi-series regular. She took a break from acting career for about a decade and has made her comeback in 2014 in horror film Late Phases & spiritual drama Tapestry.

The versatile lady has tried her hands in music as well. Her album It’s Time for Tina was firstly released on Concert Hall in 1957 but was later reissued in 1958 and 1959 on Urania Records and was also released on iTunes in 2012. The album contains 12 tracks including Tonight is the Night and I’m in the Mood for Love

Highly celebrated name in the industry, Tina earned enormous success which she had never expected.  Within her years' attempt in entertaining the worldwide people, she hasn't only gathered high fans following but has also amassed millions into her account. She has an estimated net worth of $3 million.


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