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Kristy McNichol Shares Why She Left Show Business at Love Boat Reunion

Former television actress Kristy McNichol has opened up about why she left show business.

During a recent reunion for the hit '70s series Love Boat, McNichol, who also starred on the '80s sitcom Empty Nest but vanished from the spotlight in part because she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told People she also left because she wanted to "see what else was out there."

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"I was on the big stage between ages 8 and 30," she added. "I left show business for a variety of reasons, but a big one was my interest in learning what else there is in life ... This phase of my life is so good. My home life is happy and serene. I love singing. I also enjoy traveling and seeing the world. One of my favorite stops is Hawaii. I like everything about it and may eventually move there part-time."

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Kristy McNichol Shares Why She Left Show Business at Love Boat Reunion

Former television actress Kristy McNichol has opened up about why she left show business.

During a recent reunion for the hit '70s series Love Boat, McNichol, who also starred on the '80s sitcom Empty Nest but vanished from the spotlight in part because she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder, told People she also left because she wanted to "see what else was out there."

TV shows we want to reunite

"I was on the big stage between ages 8 and 30," she added. "I left show business for a variety of reasons, but a big one was my interest in learning what else there is in life ... This phase of my life is so good. My home life is happy and serene. I love singing. I also enjoy traveling and seeing the world. One of my favorite stops is Hawaii. I like everything about it and may eventually move there part-time."

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Family's Kristy McNichol Comes Out as a Lesbian

Kristy McNichol has come out publicly as a lesbian in hopes of helping others who have been bullied because of their sexual orientation, People reports.

McNichol, best-known for starring in the ABC drama Family and NBC's Empty Nest, revealed that she has been... read more

Leave It to Beaver's Barbara Billingsley Dies at 94

Barbara Billingsley, best known as Leave It to Beaver's picture-perfect matriarch June Cleaver, has died. She was 94.

Billingsley died early Saturday at ...
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Premiered: October 08, 1988, on NBC
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Premise: A popular spin-off of `The Golden Girls' about widowed Miami doctor Harry Weston, who leaves the light on when two of his grown daughters return home (the third daughter appeared briefly in 1993). Richard Mulligan won an Emmy the first season, and earned nominations the next two.

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