NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89.
Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington State of natural causes, said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt.
Johnson was a busy but little-known character actor when he was cast in the slapstick 1960s comedy about...
"I'm so sorry i loved to watch his show he well be missed. Cristela Gonzalez"
– Cristela Gonzalez, fan,
Rowlett, TN, Aug 15, 2014
"Thanks Professor for many Gilligan's Island sitcom TV series I loved them as a kid! Thanks also for the many other sitcom appearances! You will be missed by many us out here in TV and movie land!! RIP!"