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Science fiction allows us to visit the farflung corners of the galaxy, explore alien planets, and examine the possibilities and limitations of our own. This memorial site was created to honor and remember sci-fi novelists, screenwriters, directors, actors and others who have contributed to the strange and fantastic worlds of science fiction.
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11/10/1924 - 1/16/2014

Remembering the life, death and sci-fi legacy of Russell Johnson

NEW YORK (AP) — Actor Russell Johnson, who became known to generations of TV fans as "The Professor," the fix-it man who kept his fellow "Gilligan's Island" castaways supplied with gadgets, has died. He was 89. Johnson died Thursday morning at his home in Washington State of natural causes, said his agent, Mike Eisenstadt. Johnson was a busy but little-known character actor when he was cast in the slapstick 1960s comedy about seven people marooned on an uncharted Pacific island. ...
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