Tina Louise Biography
Birthday: February 11, 1934 (Aquarius)
Born In: New York City, New York, United States
Tina Louise is a popular American writer, singer and actress well known for her portrayal of Ginger Grant in the 1960s television series ‘Gilligan's Island’. She began acting as a stage artist during the 1950s starting with ‘Two's Company’, a musical by Bettle Davis. Thereafter, she acted in numerous Broadway productions before making it big on the national theatre space with ‘Li'l Abner’ in 1957. She also released her first music album ‘It’s Time for Tina’ in the same year. Louise made her foray into Hollywood playing Griselda Walden in ‘God’s Little Acre’, a drama film released 1958.The movie received wide acclaim and Louise received the Golden Globe Award in the New Star of the Year category. During this time, she enrolled into Actors Studio in New York and developed her association with Lee Strasberg as his student. Her next memorable role came through in 1964 when she signed with CBS to play Ginger Grant in 1964. Louise kept juggling her career successfully between Broadway, television and Hollywood portraying somber characters as against her perceived image of a glamour doll. She pursued writing and in 1998 published her first book ‘Sunday’, a memoir of her first eight years of struggle in the entertainment industry. Her popularity continued through the years and in 2004, she won the prestigious TV Land Pop Culture Icon Award.