Author behind TV’s ‘Love Boat’ lists Glendale home port


Jeraldine Saunders, whose book “Love Boats” spawned TV movies and series, has listed her longtime home in Glendale for sale at $1.999 million.

The house, built in 1951, sits on a more than half-acre knoll with panoramic cityscape, canyon and hillside views.

The 3,036 square feet of living space includes formal dining and living rooms, three fireplaces, a wing with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, an office and a second-story family room.


A swimming pool, deck and fountain sit at the back of the house.

Saunders started gathering anecdotes for her 1974 book when she worked as a cruise ship director. Producer Doug Cramer turned the book into a TV movie, and Aaron Spelling went on to make “The Love Boat” series (1977-87). The idea was revisited more than a decade later in “Love Boat: The Next Wave” (1998-99). The show’s run also included several other movies and specials. Saunders wrote dozens of the episodes.

An astrologist, she pens the Tribune Media column Omarr’s Astrological Forecast. She was married to the astrologer Sydney Omarr in the 1960s and he selected her as his replacement.

More recently she appeared on TLC’s “Extreme Cougar Wives.”

David Kramer and Steven Medina of Hilton & Hyland/Christie’s International Real Estate are the listing agents.

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