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Not much is known about actress Kit Smythe. Born in 1940, she originated the role of Ginger Grant in the unaired pilot episode of the CBS-TV series "Gilligan's Island," before getting replaced in the role by Tina Louise, who assumed the role on the series. She would go on to appear in TV series such as 'Bewitched," "The Farmer's Daughter," "Burke's Law" and "Gunsmoke." her final television acting performance was in an episode of "Police Woman" in 1976.

As of 2005, Smythe was still performing as a showgirl in "The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies' in Palm Springs, California.