Gavin MacLeod and Elinor F. Rowe Set for THEATRE CHAT, 12/18

Tune in tomorrow, Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 12:35 PM (ET) to join in the celebration with "Mr. Showbusiness" on Jimmy Ferraro's THEATRE CHAT AND THIS 'N THAT, broadcasting live on WWJB -- regionally and nationally on the world wide web: This week's guests are actor Gavin MacLeod and Elinor F. Rowe.

Gavin MacLeod is an American character actor, honorary mayor, and ship's ambassador for Princess Cruises, who in his six decades of television is notable for playing Joseph "Happy" Haines on McHale's Navy, Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show, and for his lead role as Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat.

MacLeod's role as Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show won him lasting fame, and two Golden Globe nominations. His role as Captain Stubing on the hit TV series, The Love Boat earned him three Golden Globe nominations.

For more than 30 years, Gavin MacLeod has served as the global ambassador for Princess Cruises. Speaking to thousands of travelers each year, and signing hundreds of autographs at every port, he stands poised to celebrate his amazing journey with a look back at the golden era of American television.

In his new book, "THIS IS YOUR CAPTAIN SPEAKING" Gavin shares his humble theatrical beginnings in upstate New York, to Radio City Music Hall and on to Hollywood, along with his fondest memories of meeting and working with countless stars, such as Cary Grant, Steve McQueen, Kaye Ballard, Gregory Peck, Bette Davis, Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Ella Fitzgerald, Ronald Reagan, Milton Berle, and Fred Astaire.

ELINOR F. Rowe began dancing at 3 years old. She started teaching dance at age 16, in Auburn and Lewiston, Maine. At 18 years old she started her own dancing school. She toured the country in the famed "RHYTHM ROCKETTS" (the touring take-off of the RADIO CITY ROCKETTES). She appeared with all of the BIG BANDS including Tommy Dorsey, GENE KRUPPA, Tony Pastor and Xavier Cugat and more...

She appeared on stages all over the globe, with many stars including: Judy Garland, MICKY ROONEY, Dean Martin, Ray Bolger, Martha Raye, "BALLANTINE", Enzo Stuarti, CONNIE HAINES, The Three Stooges and many others, too numerous to name.

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