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MacLeod in June 2016
Allan George See
February 28, 1931
Mount Kisco, New York, U.S.
|Died||May 29, 2021
Palm Desert, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Ithaca College (BFA)|
|Occupation||Actor, Christian activist, author|
|Known for||Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat
|Branch||United States Air Force|
Gavin MacLeod (born Allan George See; February 28, 1931 – May 29, 2021) was an American actor, Christian activist, and author whose career spanned six decades. He also appeared as a guest on several talk, variety, and religious programs.
MacLeod's career began in films in 1957. In 1965, he played opposite Peter Mann in The Sword of Ali Baba. He went on to play opposite Anthony Franciosa in A Man Called Gannon (1968), opposite Christopher George in The Thousand Plane Raid, and opposite Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, and Carroll O'Connor in Kelly's Heroes (1970).
MacLeod achieved continuing television success co-starring opposite Ernest Borgnine on McHale's Navy (1962–1964) as Joseph "Happy" Haines, and on The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977) as Murray Slaughter. He also starred on ABC's The Love Boat (1977–1986) as Merrill Stubing, the ship's captain.
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