Gavin MacLeod, actor known for Love Boat and Mary Tyler Moore Show, dies at 90


Television actor Gavin MacLeod of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show has died. He was 90.

MacLeod died early Saturday, his nephew, Mark See, told Variety. MacLeod’s health had been poor recently, but no cause of death was given, the trade publication reported.

MacLeod achieved stardom as Murray Slaughter, the sardonic TV news writer on the 1970s comedy The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

He went on to a lead role, and bigger fame, as the cheerful Capt. Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat, from 1977-86. Early in his career, he was featured on McHale’s Navy from 1962 to 1964 as seaman Joseph “Happy” Haines.

His movie credits included Kelly’s HeroesThe Sand PebblesThe Sword of Ali BabaWar Hunt and The Crime Busters. Among his more recent TV credits were Touched By An AngelJAG and The King of Queens.

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