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VOTE The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat  

Jeffrey Hicks
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The fan favorite guest stars of "The Love Boat". A list of the best guest stars ranked by "The Love Boat" fans. It includes all celebrity guest appearances with pictures. Guest performers most often play special guest roles, but sometimes they even play themselves.

Who were the best "Love Boat" guest stars? More often than not, guest stars appear during what is known as "sweeps", when a television show's Nielsen ratings are scrutinized to decide how much the network can charge for that show's ad space. Sweeps take place in November, February, May, and July every television season. Unlike a "cameo appearance" in which a star may only appear on screen for a few seconds, and may not even have lines, guest roles typically have substantial screen time with story arches that can spread throughout multiple episodes. Vote on your favorite guest stars or rerank this list your way.

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Tom Hanks is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Tom Hanks age 60

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Doris Roberts is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Doris Roberts age 91

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Julie Newmar is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Julie Newmar age 83

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Tina Louise is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Tina Louise age 81

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Dawn Wells is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Dawn Wells age 78

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John Ritter is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
John Ritter Died at 55 (1948-2003)

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Barbi Benton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Barbi Benton age 67

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Michael J. Fox is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Shelley Fabares is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Harvey Korman is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Harvey Korman Died at 81 (1927-2008)

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Don Knotts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Don Knotts Died at 82 (1924-2006)

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Alan Hale, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Alan Hale, Jr. Died at 69 (1921-1990)

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Robert Guillaume is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Donna Mills is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Donna Mills age 76

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Adam West is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Adam West age 88

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Elaine Joyce is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Elaine Joyce age 70

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Tom Bosley is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Tom Bosley Died at 83 (1927-2010)

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Shelley Hack is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Shelley Hack age 68

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Florence Henderson is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Bill Bixby is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Bill Bixby Died at 59 (1934-1993)

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Don Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Don Adams Died at 82 (1923-2005)

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Marie Osmond is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Marie Osmond age 57

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Charo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Charo age 66

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Adrienne Barbeau is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Morgan Brittany is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Pamela Hensley is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Vanessa L. Williams is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Rita Moreno is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Rita Moreno age 85

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Stephanie Zimbalist is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Cathy Lee Crosby is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Markie Post is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Markie Post age 66

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Kristy McNichol is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Heather Locklear is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Teri Hatcher is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Teri Hatcher age 52

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Susan Lucci is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Susan Lucci age 70

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Audrey Landers is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Melissa Sue Anderson is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Bob Denver is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Bob Denver Died at 70 (1935-2005)

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Jaclyn Smith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Jaclyn Smith age 71

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Pam Grier is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Pam Grier age 67

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Marion Ross is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Marion Ross age 88

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Ann B. Davis is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Ann B. Davis Died at 88 (1926-2014)

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Leslie Nielsen is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Leslie Nielsen Died at 84 (1926-2010)

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Betty White is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Betty White age 95

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Shirley Jones is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Shirley Jones age 83

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Linda Blair is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Linda Blair age 56

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Morgan Fairchild is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Dabney Coleman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat

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Jim Backus is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Jim Backus Died at 76 (1913-1989)

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Eve Plumb is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Guest Stars on The Love Boat
Eve Plumb age 58