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Gavin MacLeod
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MacLeod in June 2016
Born
Allan George See

(1931-02-28)February 28, 1931
Died May 29, 2021(2021-05-29) (aged 90)
Alma mater Ithaca College (BFA)
Occupation Actor, Christian activist, author
Years active 1955–2017
Known for Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat
Spouse(s)
  • Joan Rootvik
    (m. 1954; div. 1972)
  • Patti Kendig
    (m. 1974; div. 1982)
  • (m. 1985)
Children 4
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch United States Air Force
Years 1952-1954
Rank E-2 insignia Airman

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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