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'Gilligan's Island' Star Dawn Wells Receives $188K After Friend Reveals She’s Broke

Dawn Wells Receives 139K Donations Broke
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Sep. 13 2018, Updated 4:04 p.m. ET

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Dawn Wells is no longer broke! has learned the Gilligan’s Island star has received more than $188,000 in donations to her GoFundMe page.

The happy news comes days after the 79-year-old actress’ longtime friend and hairdresser Dugg Kirkpatrick broke the news that she was in deep debt.

After starting the fund, Kirkpatrick said Wells was spending huge quantities on hospital bills and had lost most of her life savings. He added that she was facing IRS penalties at her old age, as well as medical bills totaling $194,000.

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Soon, fans and friends chipped in with small and large amounts, to help the struggling star.

After the donations poured in, and overwhelmed and extremely grateful Wells thanked her fans for keeping her going.

"I thought I was taking all the proper steps to ensure my golden years," she wrote in an emotional Facebook post. "Now, here I am, no family no husband, no kids and no money. I'm grateful that God has given me so many friends and fans who care."


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