It's Looooooove: ‘Love Boat' Cast Sets a Course for Hollywood Boulevard

The original cast of the comedy-romance will receive a plaque on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

"The Love Boat" made another run Thursday -- to Hollywood Boulevard.

The original cast of the comedy-romance that ran on TV for nearly a decade, carrying celebrity guests on weekly trips to exotic ports-o-call and putting cruises on vacation wish-lists across the country, was recognized along with Princess Cruises with an honorary Hollywood Walk of Fame plaque.

The honor also paid homage to Princess Cruises, the home cruise line of "The Love Boat," not only for the line's place in television history but also for the company's support of efforts to preserve the Walk of Fame, according to the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce.

Also being honored at the ceremony in front of the Dolby Theatre were Gavin MacLeod, the "Love Boat" captain; Jill Whelan, the captain's daughter; Ted Lange, who played bartender Isaac; ship's doctor Bernie Kopell; Lauren Tewes, who portrayed cruise director Julie; and Fred Grandy, who played ship's purser Gopher and later was elected to Congress.

"The Love Boat" was broadcast from 1977 to 1986, and lived on through several TV specials after the show ended its run.

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