Tina Louise as Ginger Grant, the movie star. When regular shooting began, Louise clashed with the producers, because she believed that she was to be the main focus of the show (despite its title). Her character was originally written as a sarcastic and sharp-tongued temptress, but Louise argued that this was too extreme and refused to play it as written. A compromise was reached; Louise agreed to play her as a cross between Marilyn Monroe and Lucille Ball. The evening gowns and hairstyle used were designed to re-create the look of Myrna Loy. Louise continued to clash with producers and was the only cast member who refused to return for any of the TV movies that followed the series' cancellation, saying that the role had destroyed her career as a serious actress. However, she did appear in a reunion of the cast on a late night television talk show in 1988 and on an episode of Roseanne in 1995. In the first season, Ginger often wore gowns that looked as if they were tailored from S.S. Minnow tarpaulins or similar ersatz cloth (some had the name of the vessel stenciled on them). Later on, she wore regular evening gowns with high heels, though it was never explained why she brought so many changes of clothing on a "three-hour tour". In the pilot episode, the character of Ginger (a secretary) was played by actress Kit Smythe.
Ginger Grant Quotes
|Season 3 / Episode 1: - Up at Bat|
Gilligan: [as a vampire, standing before an open window] I shall swoop down upon their unsuspecting necks! [Gilligan jumps out of the window, followed shortly by a crashing sound. Gilligan is then seen climbing back in through the same window]
Ginger Grant: [as Gilligan the vampire's wife] What happened?
Gilligan: I forgot to turn into a bat!
Ginger Grant: What kind of a vampire are you, anyway?
|Season 2 / Episode 32: - Meet the Meteor|
Mary Ann Summers: [Gilligan is standing guard outside a hut where the Professor and the Skipper are assembling a geiger counter] Is everyone ready for the Christmas party?
Ginger Grant: Christmas party? You mean birthday party!
Lovey Howell: Anniversary party!
Thurston Howell III: Young man, what do you have to say for yourself?
Gilligan: Just one word. [turns and opens door of hut]
Gilligan: HELP! [Skipper and Professor fall over in surprise, ruining progress on assembling the Geiger counter]
Ginger Grant Photos
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