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

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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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Die Hard Star James Shigeta Dies at 81

James Shigeta

James Shigeta, who co-starred in Die Hard and was one of the first successful Asian-American actors, died in his sleep Monday, Variety reports. He was 81.

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Oprah: Where Are They Now? Will Stage a Love Boat Reunion

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Oprah: Where Are They Now? will kick off its new season with a Love Boat reunion on Sunday. Original cast members Ted Lange, Cynthia Lauren Tewes and Jill Whelan will meet up to reminisce about their time on The Pacific Princess.

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Oscar-Nominated Actress Joan Lorring Dies at 88

Joan Lorring

Actress Joan Lorring, who was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Oscar in 1946 for her role in The Corn is Green, died Friday in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y., The Associated Press reports. She was 88, and a cause of death was not disclosed.

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Green Acres Actress Mary Grace Canfield Dies at 89

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Mary Grace Canfield, who played carpenter Ralph Monroe on Green Acres, died Saturday of lung cancer at a hospice in Santa Barbara, Calif., her daughter told the Los Angeles Times.

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Eleanor Parker, Best Known for Playing Sound of Music's Baroness, Dies at 91

Eleanor Parker

Oscar-nominated actress Eleanor Parker, who is best known for playing the Baroness in The Sound of Music, died Monday due to complications from pneumonia, Variety reports. She was 91.

An Ohio native, Parker studied at... read more

VIDEO: The Love Boat Cast Reunites on The Talk

The Talk

The cast of The Love Boat reunited on The Talk Tuesday for a lively chat about the long-running series.

The cast spilled behind-the-scenes stories from the set, including the fact that they... read more

The Love Boat Cast to Reunite on The Talk

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All aboard for a Love Boat reunion?

The cast of the long-running soap is reuniting on The Talk, CBS announced Friday.

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Famed Psychologist and TV Personality Joyce Brothers Dead at 85

Joyce Brothers

Famed psychologist, TV personality and columnist Joyce Brothers has died, according to The Associated Press. She was 85.

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One Day at a Time Star Bonnie Franklin Dies at 69

Bonnie Franklin

Bonnie Franklin, best known for her work on One Day at a Time, died at her home in Los Angeles on Friday, The Hollywood Reporter reports. She was 69. read more

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Premiered: September 24, 1977, on ABC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Love, `exciting and new,' kept this campy anthology series afloat for nine seasons. As passengers cruised on the Pacific Princess, tales of romance inevitably played out and intertwined, even involving the ship's crew. Producer Aaron Spelling called it `a show for people who couldn't afford a cruise.' Guest roles were sometimes filled by genuine legends like Lillian Gish, Helen Hayes and Olivia de Havilland mixing with more conventional TV types like Bill Bixby, Loni Anderson and Charo.

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