Although Bob Denver is remembered most as the bungling character Gilligan, Dreama, his wife of 28 years, said that Bob was a man with a good heart, honest, and sweet. He was also known to be very intelligent, well-read, humble, confident, very talented, and an all around good guy.
Here is information about how Bob and Dreama met, his children, and more.
Fast Marriage Facts - Bob and Dreama:Wedding Date: March 26, 1979.
First Marriage: No.
Did You Know?Bob was a math and history teacher and athletic coach before he became an actor.
News Updates:Even though Twitter was "afire with the news of Bob Denver's passing" in September 2012, Bob Denver died in September 2005.
Robert "Bob" Osbourne David Denver: January 9, 1935 in New Rochelle, New York.
Dreama Peery Denver: Princeton, West Virginia. Dreama's maiden name is often spelled as "Perry" but according to a memorial to her brother Ron, the correct spelling is "Peery."
Bob Denver: Surrounded by his family, Bob Denver died "peacefully and easily" on September 2, 2005 from complications of treatments for throat cancer. He was 70 years old at the time of his death at Wake Forest University Baptist Hospital in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
How They Met:
Bob and Dreama met in 1977 at a rehearsal for the Woody Allen show Play It Again, Sam. They said it was love at first sight.
Wedding Date:Bob and Dreama were married on March 26, 1979.
Bob has four children.
- Patrick Denver: Born in 1961 in Los Angeles, California. He is a special effects technician, puppeteer, and model builder. His mother is Maggie Ryan.
- Megan Denver:
- Emily Denver: Born in 1973. She designs jewelry for Los Angeles boutiques.
- Colin Denver: His mother is Dreama Denver.
Bob Denver: Actor. Bob was a history and math teacher, an athletic coach, and worked a job at the post office at night before he became an established actor. His characters Gilligan and Maynard G. Krebs continue to be popular in television reruns. His 50-year acting career included hundreds of television and film roles.
Dreama: Theater actress, radio personality. In 1981 she appeared in the reunion film, "The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan's Island" as the Howell's secretary. Dreama also worked as a web site designer.
Together Bob and Dreama worked on the bobdenver.com website and hosted an oldies radio show, Weekend with Denver & Denver.
Bob and Dreama lived in Princeton, West Virginia. They often rented property in Hawaii.
Bob Denver had three previous marriages.
- Maggie Ryan: Bob and Maggie were married in 1960 and divorced in 1966.
- Jean Carole Webber: Bob and Jean were married in 1967 and divorced in 1970.
- Carole Abrahams: Carole and Bob were married in 1972 and ended their marriage through divorce in 1975.
Quotes About the Marriage of Bob and Dreama Denver:
Dreama about Bob after he died: "Bob was and always will be My Everything. To be loved so completely was his greatest gift to me and there are no words to express the joy and pride I feel to have been his wife. I love you, Bob Denver."
California state Sen. Sheila James Kuehl, remembering what Bob Denver taught her: "What he taught me about acting was when you work to make the other person look good, you end up looking good yourself. What he taught me about life was that you could love your work, but it was really more important to love your friends and family."
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer
Denver's agent, Mike Eisenstadt: "He was a humble guy, and family always came first with him. Everybody around him, especially his family, knows the legacy he left. I don't know if he really thought of it in those terms, though; he just thought of himself as Bob, a guy who's done some acting."
Dreama, on what she wished people knew about Bob: "Ask anyone who knows Bob well what it is about Bob that would most surprise his fans and they'll all tell you - his intelligence. To that fact I would add that he's the finest, most caring human being I've ever known, which makes me one lucky woman!"
Miscellaneous TriviaIn May 2005, he had quadruple heart bypass surgery.
His last public appearance was on The TV Land Awards in March 2004.