Gilligan's Island's Ginger Grant Was a Singer As Well As a Pin-Up

by Oliver Ho

19 May 2010

 

Best known as “Ginger Grant” from Gilligan’s Island, Tina Louise recorded several swingin’ albums, the most notable of which was 1957’s It’s Time for Tina. The single, “It’s Been a Long Time” is available for listening on the YouTubes (non-embeddable, dammit ... but there’s an excellent album cover). According to Wikipedia, the album featured Coleman Hawkins (!) on tenor sax, and Harkit Records may be re-releasing it. Their site is worth browsing for the album art alone. Also, Louise’s real name was Tatiana Josivovna Chernova Blacker, which is just awesome.

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