DEAD: Natalie Schafer

DEAD: ON THIS DATE

Natalie Schafer (aged 90)
American actress

Natalie Schafer (November 5, 1900 – April 10, 1991) was an American actress of film, stage and television, known for her role as Lovey Howell on the sitcom Gilligan’s Island (1964–67).

DEATH: Schafer died of liver cancer in her Beverly Hills home, aged 90. She was cremated; her ashes were scattered into the Pacific Ocean, off San Pedro’s Point Fermin Light. She bequeathed between $1.5 million and $2 million to the Lillian Booth Actors Home to renovate the hospital’s outpatient wing, which was renamed the Natalie Schafer Wing in 1993.

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