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Russell Johnson, 'The Professor' on 'Gilligan's Island,' dies at 89

Dawn Wells, Bob Denver and Russell Johnson (L-R), cast members in "Gilligan's Island," pose during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen

Dawn Wells, Bob Denver and Russell Johnson (L-R), cast members in "Gilligan's Island," pose during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim...more

Dawn Wells, Bob Denver and Russell Johnson (L-R), cast members in "Gilligan's Island," pose during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen
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Russell Johnson, who portrayed the professor in "Gilligan's Island," poses during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen

Russell Johnson, who portrayed the professor in "Gilligan's Island," poses during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen

Russell Johnson, who portrayed the professor in "Gilligan's Island," poses during a launch party for "Gilligan's Island: The Complete First Season," which will debut on DVD February 3, 2004 in Marina Del Rey, California. REUTERS/Jim Ruymen
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