GAVIN MacLeod, who died on May 29 at the age of 90, was married three times – twice to the same woman.
The actor was surrounded by his loved ones at his home in Palm Desert, California, when he passed away.
Who is Gavin MacLeod’s wife Patti Kendig?
Patti Kendig was married to Gavin MacLeod from 1974 until 1982, and then again from 1985 until his death in 2021.
They both became born-again Christians by the time they got remarried, according to The New York Times.
MacLeod was also married to Joan Rootvik from 1955 until 1972.
The actor had battled alcohol abuse but vowed to sober up when he married Kendig the first time in 1974, according to NBC News.
Patti, who is 90, was an actress who appeared in a handful of television shows, including The Love Boat, which starred her husband.
Do Gavin MacLeod and Patti Kendig have children together?
Gavin MacLeod has four children – all with his first wife Rootvik.
They share Meghan, Julie, David, and Keith.
MacLeod does not have any children with Kendig.
What roles are MacLeod known for?
Gavin MacLeod is best known for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat.
He was struggling as an actor when he auditioned for The Mary Tyler Moore Show, according to The New York Times.
He was expected to audition for the role of Lou Grant, which ended up going to Ed Asner.
Instead, MacLeod fit into the role of Murray.
“Murray represented all the brown-baggers – not just in newsrooms, but in all sorts of professions,” he wrote in his autobiography This Is Your Captain Speaking: My Fantastic Voyage Through Hollywood, Faith and Life.
“People felt they knew me.”
MacLeod was born on February 28, 1931, in Mount Kisco, New York.
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