Dwayne Hickman, star of ‘The Many Loves of Dobby Gillis’, dies at 87


Actor Dwayne Hickman, now known as the star of the TV series “The Many Loves of Dobby Gillis,” passed away at the age of 87.

Hickman’s publicist, Harlan Bohl, confirmed his death to LBL Digital on behalf of the late actor’s family. Bohl noted that he died on January 9 in Los Angeles, California due to complications from Parkinson’s disease.

Along with his famous TV hit, Hickman was on “The Bob Cummings Show” between 1959 and 1963 in 147 episodes before starring as Dobby Gillis. The series cut Hickman as a 25-year-old. -The year-old student is always trying to get the best looking, girls around town. His close friend and co-star, Bob Denber of “Gilligan’s Island,” is survived by his close friend, Maynard G. Burns. Krebs played the role.

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TV star Dwayne Hickman passed away at the age of 87.
(The Hickman Family Archives)

In a statement announcing his death, Bohl made sure to note that Hickman’s death date occurred on Denver’s birthday.

After the show ended, Hickman attended Loyola University, where he earned a BS in economics before returning to the show business with films for AIP, such as “How to Stuff a Wild Bikini” with Annette Funicello and “Ski Party” with Frankie Avalon. He starred alongside Jane Fonda and Oscar-winning Lee Marvin in the 1965 film “Cat Ballou.”

Dwayne Hickman was a good friend

Dwayne Hickman was best friends with “Gilligan’s Island” co-star Bob Denver.
(The Hickman Family Archives)

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Meanwhile, his other TV credits include “The Lone Ranger,” “The Loretta Young Show,” “Wagon Train,” “Ironside,” “The Flying Nun,” “The Mod Squad,” “Combat,” “Ellery Queen,” Murder, she wrote. “And” without instruction. “

Dwayne Hickman, star

Dwayne Hickman, star of “The Many Loves of Dobby Gillis,” passed away at the age of 87.
(The Hickman Family Archives)

In the 1970s, Hickman worked as entertainment director at Howard Hughes’s Landmark Hotel in Las Vegas. She then returned to TV, this time as a network executive on CBS Television for about 10 years, working on shows like “Maude,” “M * A * S * H” and “Designing Women.” He finally came back on camera for the weekly CBS film “Bring Me the Head of Dobby Gillis,” which reunited him with Denver.

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