Author has left Ginger and `Island' behind

September 29, 2007|By Rob Hiaasen | Rob Hiaasen,sun reporter

So much for typecasting. Days before her Baltimore appearance, you call the actress who played flighty Ginger on Gilligan's Island and while you don't expect her to be preening before the hypnotized skipper, she still could throw you a wink, a nod, a saucy turn of phrase.

"I'm just looking at the Iranian president answering questions. Oh, it's heavy duty. Man, I really wanted to see this," says Tina Louise on the phone from her New York apartment.

If you go Tina Louise will be reading her children's book, When I Grow Up, at the Baltimore Book Festival today at 1 p.m. at the Storytelling Tent in the west park of Mount Vernon Place. The festival runs from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. today and tomorrow. See a schedule of events at baltimorebookfestival.com

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