Dreama Denver joins the "Christmas Book Tour" on the Buff Show and discusses her memoir "Gilligan's Dreams"
Actress, writer, radio station owner and personality Dreama Denver met her husband of almost 30 years, television icon Bob Denver (Gilligan of Gilligan's Island, Maynard G. Krebs of Dobie Gillis), when she was cast as his love interest in the Woody Allen play, “Play It Again, Sam”. After marrying the popular television personality, Dreama continued her acting career, appearing in a Gilligan’s Island reunion movie with Bob, co-starring with him in a TV pilot titled “Scamps” and touring the U.S. and Canada successfully and happily with her husband for over a decade.
Dreama’s memoir, “Gilligan’s Dreams”, recounting her almost 30 year marriage to Bob, recently received the prestigious Ella Dickey Literacy Award, given to authors who’ve preserved history through their written work. Her memoir is her love letter to Bob and her gift to Bob’s fans. In detailing the Denver’s Hollywood years, their journey through autism with their son and Bob’s courage during the last 6 months of his life, Dreama allows Bob’s fans a personal glimpse of the man behind the iconic television characters he created.
“Bob would be proud,” Dreama says. “The life I had known for close to thirty years changed dramatically when Bob passed away, but I came to understand that honoring his memory meant living a full and happy life, carrying on the work we started with a heart as big as his.”