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We sat down and read it for the first time and I thanked God under my breath, because they were all so good. And my leading ladies are both exceptional. I mean, everybody in the play. I could just go on all night about them.

Gavin MacLeod

I went over to shoot for six days. It turned out to be ten days, very nicely so. A little money.

Gavin MacLeod

We had to be very careful on our best behaviour when we went to these other countries. And then I made a living, I had a chance to support my wife and my kids. It was a wonderful, wonderful, wonderful program from that point of view.

Gavin MacLeod

Somebody did an article in one of the newspapers saying that at that time I had the most visibility of any actor around. Kind of nice, you know, when that thing was happening.

Gavin MacLeod

We have nine ships and in the next two years will have ten, eleven and twelve. So things are going very nicely and all because of that program that people thought was mindless and so forth.

Gavin MacLeod

You know, nine years and six weeks is a long time for any show and I'm very grateful. But if you haven't got a script you shouldn't try to do it.

Gavin MacLeod

I decided that I didn't care to do any more television, because financially I was fixed enough, I didn't have to worry about it.

Gavin MacLeod

So he won by one percent. My wife and I gave him the first cheque. He won by one percent. The next time he won by 65%. He was doing great.

Gavin MacLeod

Also, now as a result of that show being on, the cruise industry is just growing all over the place. Princess Cruises, who I now represent, is the fastest growning cruise line in the world.

Gavin MacLeod

I've played heavies for years and years and years. I was bald. I came to Hollywood. I did a play about junk. I was a pusher, so I played pushers for years and years and years. I did war movies and things like that.

Gavin MacLeod

I don't know, since I'm older, I must tell you, I do enjoy playing nice people. I think there's more longevity.

Gavin MacLeod

We went out for six weeks a year. We first started in Mexico and we did that for so many years that we finally said we've got to explore and start going globally. And then we started going all over the world.

Gavin MacLeod

But the character was so successful, that first one, that they wrote him again and he came in right at the end of the first year in a show called THE BOX. I was up for the Emmy for that one too.

Gavin MacLeod

That's one of the reasons I wanted to be an actor, to be like them. And there they were at my table, all talking about how nervous they were, about the lines, and so forth. No matter how big you get, you still have the same kinds of anxieties and so forth.

Gavin MacLeod

This is a group playing together and that's the only way, I feel, this play can be successful and moving. I am so lucky to have the people that are in it. When I came here I didn't know who was going to be in the play.

Gavin MacLeod

I checked myself out in that funeral parlour scene. I saw myself laughing, because there was a shot of Ed and I together and Mary was right in back of us. My head turned from the camera and I saw myself laughing, because Mary was absolutely brilliant in that thing.

Gavin MacLeod

Jim Brooks as you know c'mon, he's won Oscars I mean you just can't stop Jim. He's really going. And everybody else.

Gavin MacLeod

I haven't killed anyone on television in years and years. Must have been twenty something years.

Gavin MacLeod

I just love the hours of the theatre, I love the way it operates. I always say that when you're doing a play it's like getting a shot of B12, and when you do television for a long series you need a shot of B12.

Gavin MacLeod

I'm just there to do interviews and stuff, because we have about 40 media people there, so it's a very, very busy week. But that's the only time. I did marry, I think on one show, about 25 couples in Acapulco Bay once, but that was all just for kicks.

Gavin MacLeod

There are a lot of new opportunities that are poking their head up in my future. I've been very fortunate that way, but for right now, what I like is what I'm doing.

Gavin MacLeod

You know, you have to put bread on the table. So you thank God you got the job.

Gavin MacLeod

It was tough for him in that newsroom with Ted Baxter getting all the glory and this poor guy doing all the work. Murray worried so much he worried his hair off!

Gavin MacLeod

We were making new ones the second year. We were in syndication the second year. So we were on Saturday nights, prime time, every morning, and then they put it on Sunday evenings too. So it was all over the place.

Gavin MacLeod

We used two Princess Cruise ships. The Island Princess and The Pacific Princess. They were identical ships.

Gavin MacLeod
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