I have always been a big fan of Tina Louise ever since I was a kid and would watch her coo and strut as the stranded “movie star” on Gilligan’s Island. But I, like many others, was extremely annoyed with her when she refused to participate in the Gilligan’s Island reunion TV-movie in the late 70s. Though you can’t fault a working actress with a daughter to support for trying to get as much money as possible, Tina should have swallowed her pride, taken the offered cash, and done the movie for her fans. Not having her in it (Judith Baldwin took over as Ginger) damaged the movie completely. and ruined the experience for this fan.
But a few years later in the mid-eighties, the entire cast finally did reunite albeit for a charity event. See below: