Dreama Perry Denver is the widow of late actor Bob Denver. She was married to the famous Giglian’s Island star for over 25 years before Bob’s demise in 2005. Besides, Dreama is also recognized for her work as an actress. Even though she hasn’t worked on many projects, she is known for her appearance in The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island, and Scamps.
Denver mostly made her appearance in the media limelight due to her relationship with Bob Denver. So, following his death, Dreama’s media appearance decreased significantly. So what is Dreama Perry Denver doing currently? Where is she at present?
We have all the exclusive information about Denver here. Read the article through to learn everything about her.
Dreama Perry Denver Birthday, Early Life, and Parents
Denver was born in West Virginia, the United States on May 23, 1950. She was born Dreama Diane Perry. She is an American by nationality and belongs to the White ethnicity.
Her Married Life with Bob Denver
Dreama became the fourth wife of late actor Bob Denver on March 26, 1979, according to IMDb. However, Dreama once stated publicly that she was married to Bob for 28 years that making their wedding date fall around 1977. She and Bob started dating after they got closer during the play they were cast in, Play It Again, Sam, and dated for around two years before tying the knot.
Before Dreama, Bob was married three times to Maggie Ryan, Jean Webber, and Carole Abrahams respectively. Bob married Maggie in 1960 and divorced in 1966. After that, he tied the knot with Jean Webber in 1967 and remained married for a couple of years until 1970.
After his second divorce, Bob exchanged vows with Carole Abrahams in 1972, however, his third marriage didn’t last more than a couple of years as well. Bob and Carole divorced in 1975.
Dreama Perry Denver Mothered a Child with Her Late Husband
Dreama lived a happily married life with her late husband, Bob for nearly three decades and she mothered a son with her late husband in her long-standing conjugal life. The former pair gave birth to a son named Colin Osborne Denver. As per IMDb, Colin was born on January 11, 1984, in Santa Barbara, California.
Unfortunately, Dreama’s son was diagnosed with severe autism in his childhood. Irrespective of the condition of their child, Dreama, and her husband raised the baby boy with all the love and attention he deserved. Moreover, the then-husband-and-wife also started a non-profit, The Denver Foundation with a motive to support families of such children.
Meanwhile, Dreama is also a stepmother to Bob’s three children; Patrick Denver, Megan Denver, and Emily Alice Denver. Patrick was born on November 11, 1960, Megan was born on June 26, 1963, and Emily was born on September 13, 1972. While Patrick and Megan were born from Bob’s relationship with his first wife, Maggie Ryan, Emily was born to his third wife, Carole Abrahams.
Dreama Perry Denver Husband, Bob Denver’s Death
Dreama’s husband, Bob Denver died on September 2, 2005, at the age of 70. He passed away at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. As reported, Bob was a heavy smoker which eventually caused him cancer. He had received treatment for cancer and in 2005, he underwent heart bypass surgery.
He died of complications following his throat cancer surgery. His wife Dreama and his children were by his side when he took his last breath. Dreama released a statement after his death that read: “He was my everything and I will love him forever.”
Dreama has shared a number of posts on her social media remembering her late husband. On September 2, 2020, on the occasion of Bob’s 15th death anniversary, she shared a couple of photos of her and her late husband writing “15 years without you” with a broken-heart emoji in the caption. Here is the post.
Bob is survived by his wife, Dreama, and his three children, Patrick, Megan, and Emily Denver.
Her Diagnosis with Breast Cancer
Not many are aware that Dreama Perry has battled breast cancer. She was diagnosed with the disease in 2015, however, she didn’t talk about her diagnosis publicly. Denver said she had to undergo several phases of treatment without her partner. “That was really tough and I wanted to get through it.”
She had only revealed her diagnosis to her close friends, and one of them was Dawn Wells, famous for her portrayal of Mary Ann Summers on Gilligan’s Island. Wells had suggested a doctor for the diagnosis and treatment of her cancer which ultimately saved her life. Denver said,
“I was actually diagnosed by a doctor in Flint, Michigan, I had gone up there in particular, Dawn Wells sent me up there, she saved my life she was such a wonderful friend.”
Her Career in Acting – Worked with Her Husband at the Starting of Her Career
Dreama is a very talented actress besides being a wonderful wife and a mother. She is famous for her performance on Scamps and The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island. However, for Dreama the turning point was when she worked opposite her future husband Bob in Play It Again, Sam in the ’70s. The film is special for Dreama Denver because it was when she got closer to Bob.
She halted her acting career after she started her relationship with Bob in the mid-1970s. However, she made her appearances in the 1981 TV movie, The Harlem Globetrotters on Gilligan’s Island as The Howells’ secretary. The following year, Denver appeared as Mandy in another TV movie, Scamps.
Coming to the year 2003, Denver made her appearance on the TV series documentary ET in TV Land. And in 2005, she appeared on Entertainment Tonight followed by Access Hollywood.
What is Dreama Perry Denver Doing at Present?
Dreama is 71 years old as of 2021 and at present, she runs The Denver Foundation. The foundation motives to help families of special needs children, and support veterans’ causes. Besides, Dreama also remains in touch with many of Bob’s fans through a dedicated website which is unavailable at present.
Other than that, Perry also runs an online non-profit radio station named Little Buddy Radio. In recent years, she has mostly made her appearances at book signings and celebrity autographs, and memorabilia shows therefore helping Bob’s legacy and memory alive.
Besides, according to Denver’s Facebook profile, she is a member of the Board of Directors at the American Red Cross. Her profile also tells that she is a founder of Always Free Honor Flight.