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Fred Grandy played Gopher on the 1970s television show The Love Boat. He was also an Iowa congressman and the president and CEO of Goodwill Industries.
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Although Grandy's TV career lasted less than a decade and a half, it granted him the unexpected benefit of meeting his future wife. While giving an interview for Entertainment Tonight during his stint as Gopher, Grandy met reporter and future novelist Catherine Mann. The two married in March 1987. The small ceremony took place at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, back in Grandy’s home town of Sioux City, Iowa. It was a second marriage for them both. Together,
Grandy and Catherine have three children: Charlie, Marya and Monica.
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