Jeraldine Saunders

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Jeraldine Saunders
Geraldine Loretta Glynn

(1923-09-03) September 3, 1923 (age 95)
OccupationTelevision creator/writer, author, lecturer, cruise director, model
Years active1974-present
Russell Phillips
(m. 1942; div. 1950)

Sydney Omarr
(m. 1966; div. 1966)

Arthur Andrews
(m. 1972; his death 2003)
ChildrenGail Maureen Phillips (b. 1943, d. 1970)

Jeraldine Saunders (born Geraldine Loretta Glynn; September 3, 1923) is an American writer and lecturer, best known as the creator[1] of The Love Boat, an ABC Television series and its associated made-for-TV films portraying the humorous and romantic adventures of various itinerant passengers. The program was based on her 1974 book, Love Boats,[2] her anecdotal account of her time employed as the first full time female cruise director. Saunders is currently the author of Omarr’s Astrological Forecast,[3] a nationally syndicated horoscope column read by hundreds of thousands worldwide and that was originally created by Sydney Omarr, to whom she was briefly married in 1966.[citation needed]

Saunders discovered her fiance, actor Albert Dekker dead in his Hollywood home in 1968. The death was ruled to be accidental.


  1. ^ "Jeraldine Saunders". IMDb. Retrieved January 28, 2017.
  2. ^ Saunders, Jeraldine (1974), The love boats (Pinnacle Books ed.), Pinnacle books, ISBN 978-0-523-00698-7 and Saunders, Jeraldine (1998), Love boats: above and below decks (2nd ed., rev. and expanded ed.), Llewellyn Publications, ISBN 978-1-56718-607-9
  3. ^ "Omarr's daily astrological forecast". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved January 28, 2017.