Gilligan’s Island actress Ginger Grant boasts an estimated net worth of $6 Million thanks to her acting, writing and charitable endeavors. At 89 years old she continues to create wealth through acting roles, writing projects and charitable endeavors.
Tina Louise appeared in many films and television shows, such as God’s Little Acre by Robert Altman and O.C. and Stiggs by Robert Altman; Tapestry; she also hosted several of these programs herself.
Early Life and Education
Tina Louise was born in New York City to Sylvia Horn and Joseph Blacker. Following their separation when she was four, Tina Louise was raised by her mother before enrolling in performance classes at age 18.
She leveraged her beauty to secure roles in numerous films and television shows, becoming internationally renowned through her recurring role as Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island. Additionally, she continued acting roles such as The Stepford Wives, Happy Ending and Dog Day.
She is also a published author and painter, with Caprice Crane (her daughter) becoming a novelist and TV writer herself. Additionally, she volunteers her teaching services through Learning Leaders- a New York City literacy program.
Tina Louise began her career at an early age as a model, appearing in commercials and print ads. Later she made the leap to film acting; making a lasting impactful mark as Ginger Grant on Gilligan’s Island.
Her acting career did not end there, however. She continued making appearances in numerous movies such as ‘The Stepford Wives” (1975), “Look What Happened to Rosemary’s Baby” (1976), and ‘SST: Death Flight” (1977), in addition to appearing on several television series such as “The Love Boat” and ‘Hawaii Five-O”.
Louise has also written her autobiography and engaged in various philanthropic endeavors, donating both speaking fees and residuals from movies she stars in to literacy and academic causes.
Achievement and Honors
Louise has found success pursuing various creative ventures outside of acting, such as recording an album called It’s Time for Tina which showcases her sultry singing voice and also authoring a memoir and serving as a speaker.
Louise has also shown her paintings at prominent New York exhibitions such as Ambassador Galleries and Gallery Stendhal in Manhattan, in addition to offering charitable endeavors tutoring young students throughout New York City.
Les Crane is a radio and TV announcer; together they have one daughter together: Caprice Crane is a novelist and MTV producer who recently appeared in 2015 film Tapestry. Currently she resides in New York City in a house built on 3000 square feet of land.
Louise began her early career by making multiple film and television appearances. This included playing a heroin addict in a 1974 episode of Kojak and portraying a harsh corrections officer on Dallas – two highly visible roles at that time.
In the late 1960s, she married radio and TV host Les Crane; together they had one daughter, Caprice Crane (born 1970). Following their separation, she resumed acting and also started writing professionally.
Tina Louise first rose to prominence on CBS sitcom Gilligan’s Island as Ginger Grant, but also made notable performances in movies and stage plays such as God’s Little Acre and Johnny Suede for which she received both Golden Globe nominations and Laurel Awards in 1958.
Louise has earned herself an impeccable reputation within the entertainment industry, thanks to her hard work and dedication – this has allowed her to amass an impressive fortune through acting careers and charitable activities.
She has ventured beyond acting into music and writing. Her children’s books encourage kids to believe in themselves and pursue their goals passionately.
Louise currently resides in New York City, where she has made it her mission to help children strengthen their reading skills. She has donated copies of “When I Grow Up” to literacy programs and offered herself as a speaker; additionally she works as a volunteer teacher with Learning Leaders helping young children develop confidence and independence.