Is Natalie Schafer Living or Dead?

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American actress

Natalie Schafer is ...

Born 5 Nov 1900 in Red Bank
Died 10 Apr 1991 in Los Angeles
Age90 years, 5 months
Natalie Schafer
Natalie Schafer
Cropped screenshot of Natalie Schafer from the film Dishonored Lady (1947).

About Natalie Schafer

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


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, in 1993, the Natalie Schafer Wing.