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Also Known As: Died: April 10, 1991
Born: November 5, 1900 Cause of Death: cancer
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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A stage-trained actress, Natalie Schafer entered films in 1944 and from the 1950s played numerous supporting roles often as rich, bubbly-headed matrons. She was perhaps best known as Lovey, the stranded wife of millionaire banker Thurston Howell III (played by Jim Backus) on the popular TV comedy "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67), Schafer was married to actor Louis Calhern from 1934 to 1942, with whom she co-starred on stage.

A stage-trained actress, Natalie Schafer entered films in 1944 and from the 1950s played numerous supporting roles often as rich, bubbly-headed matrons. She was perhaps best known as Lovey, the stranded wife of millionaire banker Thurston Howell III (played by Jim Backus) on the popular TV comedy "Gilligan's Island" (CBS, 1964-67), Schafer was married to actor Louis Calhern from 1934 to 1942, with whom she co-starred on stage.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 I'm Dangerous Tonight (1990) Gram
3.
 Castaways On Gilligan's Island (1979) Lovey Howell
4.
 Rescue From Gilligan's Island (1978) Lovey Howell
5.
 Day of the Locust, The (1975) Madam
6.
 Susan Slade (1961) Marian Corbett
7.
 Back Street (1961) Mrs. Evans
8.
 Bernardine (1957) Mrs. Beaumont
9.
 Oh, Men! Oh, Women! (1957) Mrs. Day
10.
 Forever, Darling (1956) Millie Opdyke
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Made stage debut with a stock company in Atlanta, GA
1927:
New York stage debut in "Trigger"
1944:
Film debut, "Marriage Is a Private Affair"
1964:
Had perhaps best known role as Lovey Howell on the sitcom "Gilligan's Island"
1989:
Final film role in "Beverly Hills Brats"
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Education

Oaksmere School: Mamaroneck , New York -
Hamilton Institute: New York , New York -

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husband:
Louis Calhern. Actor. Married April 20, 1933, divorced 1942; died 1956.

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father:
Charles Schafer. Stockbroker.
mother:
Jane Schafer.

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