Re. your Oct '97 column on "what was Mrs. Howell’s given name: Sherwood Shwartz indicates in his book on Gilligan’s Island (I forget the exact title) that Mrs. Howell’s given name was Eunice Wentworth. This came up in an episode entitled “Mr and Mrs?”.
Bob Denver, however, indicates on his website (www.bobdenver.com) that her name was Lovey Wentworth Howell. Guess it all depends on which writers you talk to. Personally, I say the producer is the final authority.
Jay Steisslinger, Clearwater FL