Obituary: Russell Johnson

Actor Russell Johnson (b.1924) died on January 16. Johnson was best known for playing Professor Roy Hinkley on Gilligan’s Island, but early in his career appeared in several science fiction films, including This Island Earth and It Came from Outer Space. He also appeared in two episodes of The Twilight Zone. Johnson served in World War II and flew 44 combat missions before being shot down over the Philippines.