Love Boat Star Lauren Tewes’ Cocaine Addiction

During her time on The Love Boat, Lauren Tewes, who played cruise director Julie McCoy, developed a cocaine addiction that led to her dismissal from the show in 1984. Watch as Lauren shares the shame she felt about her addiction and how differently producers today seem to handle stars with drug problems. Plus, hear how she feels about constantly being referred to in the media as “former cocaine addict Lauren Tewes.”

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