"The Love Boat" may have made him world famous, but
Now 82, MacLeod is promoting his new memoir, "This Is Your Captain Speaking." In the book he recalls how he landed the part of Capt. Merrill Stubing, the good-natured skipper of a cruise ship where singles found romance. "Love Boat" ran on
"The critics hated it," MacLeod told
But when the actor — at that point best-known as the wisecracking Murray on
MacLeod credited the show with helping revive the cruise industry. But it also led to some personal inconveniences. Vacationers would sometimes send him complaints if they'd been disappointed with a cruise.
"They thought I was a real captain," he said.
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