Did you know Johnathan Goldsmith, AKA Most Interesting Man bragged about sleeping with Ginger? According to him...
"Susan, that was the code name I used for her. Susan’s real name was Tina Louise. We met at the Actors Studio, a famous acting work? shop and the home of method acting. While we were rehearsing for a scene, one thing led to another. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever been with.
She lived off Coldwater Canyon. We always met at her house. She’d leave a message for me—“It’s Susan”—and I’d park behind the garage. As I quietly tiptoed through the foliage, the garden? ers used to smile at me knowingly. I’d slip into her boudoir through the side door. She’d be waiting naked in the bed. She was beautiful to behold. Simply beautiful.
I really felt rather proud of myself. She was so desired after playing Ginger on Gilligan’s Island. I would be the envy of all, if they’d known. But it was our wonderful secret. And definitely good medicine for an out?of?work actor.
She had such great stamina I was afraid I would have a heart attack by the third or fourth round. I even thought about my obituary. unknown actor found dead at young age. Surely I’d be mentioned by name this time, though.
I’d say, “I’m going to have a heart attack.”
She refused to stop. She was a true beauty—tall, elegant, with a cool distance and complete, unfettered surrender.
Afterward, we’d take a shower together. We talked about every? thing. My wife, her boyfriends, the theater. Sometimes she’d bring me bourbon in bed and allow me to smoke in her boudoir, even though she didn’t approve of smoking. One time, when we couldn’t go to her house, we found ourselves in the back of my truck, just down the hill from Marlon Brando’s house. Tina was a special friend. Those were good times."