Series Gavin MacLeod, captain in “Cruise for Fun”, dead at 90

PACIFIC PRINCESS American actor Gavin MacLeod played a key role in the series “The Love Boat”, which appeared on French screens in January 1980

Posted on 05/30/21 at 4:27 am
– Updated 05/30/21 at 4:27 am

Throughout The Fun Cruise, he wore an eternal smile. The
actor Gavin MacLeod, captain of the 1970s-1980s American television series, died at the age of 90 on Saturday. His death was confirmed to showbiz magazine Variety by his nephew Mark See.

Gavin MacLeod, who appeared in many supporting roles, rose to fame as Captain Stubing of the luxury ocean liner Pacific Princess, whose passengers, often played by stars, including Gene Kelly, once aboard were swept away on romantic adventures. or burlesque.

The critically-worn but hugely popular series spanned eleven seasons and spawned several films. It had been broadcast in France from the early 1980s. “Critics hated it, called it mind-numbing television,” the American actor recalled in an interview with the Los Angeles Times in 2013.

” My heart is broken. Gavin was my brother, my accomplice, my sidekick in gastronomy, my sidekick in humor, ”actor Edward Asner, 91, grumpy but lovable chief editor of the American series Mary Tyler Moore Show, said in a tweet. in which Gavin McLeod had made a name for himself. “See you soon Gavin.” Tell friends I’m coming! He joked.

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