Genre: Sitcom, Romance
Created by: W.L. Baumes
Producers: Aaron Spelling, Douglas S. Cramer
|Country of origin: United States|
No. of seasons: 9 and 4 Specials
No. of episodes: 250
Running time: 45-52 minutes
Production company(s): Douglas S. Cramer Productions, Aaron Spelling Productions
Original network: ABC
Original release: 5 May 1977 – 24 May 1986
And 3 hours specials in 1986-1987 and 1990
Gavin MacLeod: Captain Merrill Stubing
Bernie Kopell: Dr. Adam “Doc” Bricker, ship’s physician
Fred Grandy: Burl “Gopher” Smith, Yeoman Purser (seasons 1–9)
Ted Lange: Isaac Washington, bartender
Lauren Tewes: Julie McCoy, Cruise Director (seasons 1–7, 9 (1 episode), 4 specials)
Jill Whelan: Vicki Stubing, the captain’s daughter (seasons 3–9, 4 specials)
Ted McGinley: Ashley “Ace” Covington Evans, ship’s photographer (seasons 7–9), Yeoman Purser (4 specials)
Pat Klous: Judy McCoy, Julie’s sister and successor as cruise director (seasons 8–9)
Lana Turner: Elizabeth Raleigh
“The Love Boat” was an American television series set on a cruise ship,
The series revolved around the ship’s captain (played by Gavin MacLeod) and a handful of its crew, with several passengers – played by various guest actors for each episode – having romantic and humorous adventures.
It was part of ABC’s popular Saturday-night lineup .
Lana Turner had a guest performance in season 8, episodes 26 and 27. She plays Elizabeth Raleigh.
The episodes are called: Call Me Grandma / A Gentleman of Discretion / The Perfect Divorce / Letting Go (Caribbean Cruise).
From the book “Lana, The Memories, The Myths, The Movies” by Cheryl Crane:
“Lana Turner was billed as the show’s 1000th guest star. Hers was a charming story among several in the episode. Playing an amorous lady in hot pursuit of Stewart Granger, she ends up a wife in a shipboard wedding and honorary grandmother to five fellow guest stars, the pop group Menudo.
Lana Turner had difficulty keeping up with the fast pace of TV. If she was unprepared they would rework the script, giving extra bits of dialogue to Anne Baxter, who was more experienced in the medium.”
Here are the episodes: