Jim Backus

Jim Backus

Real Name: Jim Backus
A.k.a: Thurston Howell III
Category: SitCom Stars
Submitted by: Daniela
Posted Date: 2013-08-07
Last Modified: 2020-01-14

Backus starred in Gilligan’s Island as the snobby but lovable Thurston Howell III.

What happened to: Thurston Howell III

After the shows end he continued to act and gain recognition in movies like, ‘Rebel Without a Cause’. Backus along with his wife wrote several books. After several years of battling Parkinson’s Disease a complication caused from pneumonia took his life on July 3rd 1989.



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Jim Backus