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'Professor' remembered

January 17, 2014 - Burt Angeli
The late Russell Johnson, 89, who played Dr. Roy Hinkley or the “Professor” on “Gilligan’s Island, earned a Purple Heart while serving with the US Army Air Forces during World War II.

Here’s a memorable bit from the show:

"Professor, what exactly are your degrees?" Thurston Howell III asked once.

"Well," the Professor replied, "I have a BA from USC, a BS from UCLA, an MA from SMU, and a PhD from TCU."

Howell clucked in return: "Well, I don't know much about your education, but it sounds like a marvelous recipe for alphabet soup."



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