Gavin McLeod Grew up in Pleasantville


Attention Pleasantviller's! Did you know that Gavin Macleod the actor was originally from Pleasantville? In fact that it is the name of the first chapter in his latest book, "This is your Captain Speaking." When he went to Pleasantville HS his name was Allan George See before changing it. It was a good read with plenty of name dropping (in a good way). He mentions Lou Gallo, an actor, producer and director also from P'ville. The library can get the book for you if you like. He is basically retired now, living on Frank Sinatra Drive in Rancho Mirage, CA. Eileen Lohner-Turk take note, maybe he could come to your west coast P'ville reunion! LOL.

"The remarkable life, career, and faith journey of the star of The Love Boat and The Mary Tyler Moore Show.For 16 years, millions of Americans welcomed Gavin MacLeod into their living rooms every Saturday night. This veteran of stage and screen transformed himself from a seasoned character actor into the leading, lovable father-figure of The Love Boat at the height of TV's boom years."