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Tina Louise (born February 11, 1934) appeared as Miss Beck, the casting director for a TV commercial for a new sportscar called the Allante, which Kelly Bundy and other hopefuls audtion to the spokesmodel for, in the Season 5 episode of Married... with Children titled "Kelly Bounces Back". A multi-talented actress, singer, and author, she is best known for her role as the movie star/sex symbol Ginger Grant on the situation comedy, Gilligan's Island (1964–1967).

CareerEdit

After the cancellation of Gilligan's Island, she next starred in the films The Happy Ending (1969), The Stepford Wives (1975) with Katherine Ross and Dog Day (1984), with Lee Marvin and French actress Miou-Miou. Tina was cast as a regular on the first season of the CBS-TV series Dallas (1978) and has profuse credits in made-for-TV films for ABC and NBC, including Friendships, Secrets and Lies (1979), The Day the Women Got Even (1980), Look What's Happened to Rosemary's Baby (1976) and the famed ABC movie Nightmare in Badham County (1976).

In 1991 Tina appeared in Johnny Suede (1991), in which she co-starred with Brad Pitt. The film marked the debut of director Tom DiCillo, and won the 1992 Gold Leopard Award for Best Picture at the 44th International Film Festival at Lorcano, Switzerland. Other film and television work followed, including Stephan Elliott Welcome to Woop Woop (1997) and Growing Down in Brooklyn (2000), and she guest-starred in the syndicated television series L.A. Heat (1996).

In 2004 she received the coveted TVLand Pop Culture Icon Award in Los Angeles, which was aired nationally. She has made numerous television appearances, from The Rosie O'Donnell Show to Entertainment Tonight and Access Hollywood.

Personal lifeEdit

From 1966 to 1974, Louise was married to radio and TV announcer/interviewer Les Crane, with whom she has one daughter, Caprice Crane (born 1970), who's an MTV producer and a novelist. Caprice's first novel, Stupid and Contagious, was published in 2006, and was warmly dedicated to her mother.

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