Nightly News   |  January 16, 2014

Russell Johnson, Professor on ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ Dies at 89

The actor who played the professor on the TV show ‘Gilligan’s Island’ has died.

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>>> if you grew up watching tv in the '60s, you knew the show, the theme song and the character played by russell johnson , he was the professor on gilligan's island. russell johnson has died, he was a decorated combat veteran in world war ii , flying missions as a b-25 pilot, and was badly injured when shot down by the japanese. back home he studied drama and became a film actor , russell johnson was 89 years old.