Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ted Lange: Classic Celebrity of the Week

We know you’ve been waiting for it and it’s finally up! The Uftring Auto Group Classic Celebrity of the Week is the instantly recognizable Ted Lange, better known as Isaac the Bartender on The Love Boat, which ran from 1977 to 1986 on ABC. The Love Boat was set on the Pacific Princess, a cruise ship, where the crew and cast of celebrity guest stars engage in adventures and romance while they visited exotic destinations.  The show became a regular stop for b-list celebrities and the occasional bonafide star.  The Love Boat continues to run in syndication all over the world.

Ted Lange - Isaac the Bartender from The Love Boat

Which brings us back to Ted Lange. Although he will forever be known as Isaac Washington, Lange has compiled a substantial resume’ of acting and directing credits, including extensive work in the theater. His dedication to stagecraft has been recognized with the NAACP’s Renaissance Man Theatre Award, among others.  Three cheers for Ted Lange!