The Love Boat will soon drop anchor on Hollywood Boulevard, as cast members of the classic ABC TV series will be getting their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Original castmembers Gavin MacLeod, Jill Whelan, Ted Lange, Bernie Kopell, Lauren Tewes and Fred Grandy -- along with Princess Cruises, which operated the Pacific Princess, on which the series was set -- will be honored in front of the Dolby Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard.
“What an unexpected thrill for our cast to be honored,” said MacLeod, who played Captain Merrill Stubing on the popular series. "[It's] offered us many opportunities to see the world, create lifelong friendships and of course introduce the joys of cruising."
Adds the 87-year-old actor, "People still approach me and say that the show gave them something to dream about -- falling in love, finding happiness all while sparking the desire to travel."
The Love Boat, which aired on ABC from 1977-1986, was one of the highest-rated prime-time TV shows, featuring over a thousand celebrity guests, including Tom Hanks, Florence Henderson, Charo, Debbie Reynolds, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Ethel Merman and Ginger Rogers.
The ceremony will take place May 10.
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