This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith and Life

This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith and Life

Gavin MacLeod, Mark Dagostino

Language: English

Pages: 288

ISBN: 0849947626

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


 

The remarkable life, career, and faith journey of the star of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

For 16 years, millions of Americans welcomed Gavin MacLeod into their living rooms every Saturday night. This veteran of stage and screen transformed himself from a seasoned character actor into the leading, lovable father-figure of The Love Boat at the height of TV’s boom years.

For more than 30 years, Gavin MacLeod has served as the global ambassador for Princess Cruises. Speaking to thousands of travelers each year, and signing hundreds of autographs at every port, he stands poised to celebrate his amazing journey with a look back at the golden era of American television.

The consummate storyteller, Gavin shares his fondest memories of meeting and working with countless stars, such as Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle, and Fred Astaire.

From his humble theatrical beginnings in upstate New York, to Radio City Music Hall and on to Hollywood, Gavin MacLeod was on the fast track to success. However, a few hard life lessons—like dealing with a divorce—taught Gavin that the key to happiness was only through a deep faith in God, and he feels his work for Christ is more important than any award. Three years later his remarriage proved that a great struggle can culminate in a happy ending.

 

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marriage together, go home after work. Don’t stop and have a drink.” A lot of guys do that and they start BS-ing with each other, and one thing leads to another, and suddenly there’s a rift in the marriage. Well, guess what? That’s exactly what happened. My marriage began to suffer. Sometimes I wasn’t sure which came first, the drinking or the unhappiness, but either way it wasn’t pretty. I got ugly when I drank. I said some rotten things. I was irritable. “I am not drinking too much!” I would

both personally and professionally by then. But Carroll was brilliant in it. Jean Stapleton was brilliant in it. The whole cast was phenomenal. It turned out exactly right. Just the way it was supposed to. It was one of the most incredible shows ever. I wasn’t right for that show, and that was okay. I knew that someday, at some point, the right thing would come along for me if it was going to happen. When it came to my work, I really was a glass-half-full kind of guy. I always tried to keep that

do it with my wife. I was blessed. Fame also got me noticed by some people who really meant a lot to me. When Bing Crosby was in the hospital, not long before he died, Mary Tyler Moore went to pay him a visit. She came back and told me that Bing wanted her to tell me something: he was “proud of me.” More than a decade had gone by since I’d had my little moment with Bing on the set of High Time. I had no thought in my brain that a guy like that would even remember who I was. But he did. And he

ambassador for Christ I can be. In the early 2000s, after our run on TBN ended and after I came off the road from Copacabana, Patti and I sold our house on Cape Cod and set up our home base in Pacific Palisades—in the same gorgeous area where Ted Knight had found his dream home. I loved it there. So much so that I became the honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades. I hosted parades, spoke for the community, and dedicated my time to that tony town as best I could. Patti and I started spending more

ambassador for Christ I can be. In the early 2000s, after our run on TBN ended and after I came off the road from Copacabana, Patti and I sold our house on Cape Cod and set up our home base in Pacific Palisades—in the same gorgeous area where Ted Knight had found his dream home. I loved it there. So much so that I became the honorary mayor of Pacific Palisades. I hosted parades, spoke for the community, and dedicated my time to that tony town as best I could. Patti and I started spending more

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