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Gavin MacLeod

Gavin MacLeodAKA Allan George See

Born: 28-Feb-1931
Birthplace: Mt. Kisco, NY
Died: 29-May-2021
Location of death: Palm Desert, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Born-Again Christian
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Actor

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Capt. Stubing on Love Boat

Military service: US Air Force

Gavin MacLeod was a comic actor in three long-running sitcoms, as "Happy" Hanes on McHale's Navy, the news writer Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and as the Captain of The Love Boat.

As a young man, MacLeod worked as an usher and elevator operator at Radio City Music Hall. He originally auditioned for the role of Lou Grant on the Moore Show (the part went to Ed Asner), but wisely, MacLeod also asked to read for the part of the harried writer that made him famous. He has complained that his later role as Capt. Stubbing on The Love Boat left him typecast, but it also got him a gig as spokesman for Princess Cruises -- still his primary job, twenty-plus years after the show was canceled.

MacLeod has had a turbulent personal life and was a heavy drinker for years, but now he is a devout born-again Christian. After divorcing his second wife Patti in 1982, they remarried in 1985, the year he got sober. They co-wrote a book, Back on Course: The Remarkable Story of a Divorce that Ended in Remarriage, and co-hosted a weekly inspirational show, Back on Courage: A Ministry for Marriages, on Trinity Broadcasting Network.

Father: George See (Chippewa Indian, gas station owner)
Mother: Margaret Shea
Wife: Joan MacLeod (a Rockette, m. 1954, div. 1972, four children)
Wife: Patti MacLeod (m. 1974, div. 1982, m. Jul-1985)
Daughter: Stephanie Steele (stepdaughter)

    High School: Pleasantville High School, Pleasantville, NY (1947)
    University: BFA, Ithaca College (1952)

    Born-Again Christian
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism, Smoking

    The Love Boat Capt. Merrill Stubing (1977-1987)
    The Mary Tyler Moore Show Murray Slaughter (1970-77)
    McHale's Navy Joseph Haines ("Happy", 1962-64)

    The Secrets of Jonathan Sperry (27-Apr-2008) · Jonathan Sperry
    Time Changer (25-Oct-2002)
    Scruples (25-Feb-1980)
    Kelly's Heroes (23-Jun-1970) · Moriarty
    The Comic (19-Nov-1969)
    The Thousand Plane Raid (Jul-1969)
    The Party (4-Apr-1968)
    A Man Called Gannon (8-Mar-1968) · Lou
    The Sand Pebbles (20-Dec-1966)
    Deathwatch (Mar-1966)
    McHale's Navy Joins the Air Force (9-Jul-1965)
    The Sword of Ali Baba (Apr-1965)
    McHale's Navy (Jun-1964)
    War Hunt (1962) · Pvt. Crotty
    High Time (16-Sep-1960)
    Operation Petticoat (5-Dec-1959) · Ernest Hunkle
    Pork Chop Hill (29-May-1959) · Saxon
    Compulsion (1-Apr-1959) · Padua
    I Want to Live! (18-Nov-1958) · Police Lt.

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