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TV Actor Bob Hastings Dead At 89, Best Know for MCHALES NAVY
Fox News ^ | 07/02/2014 | Staff

Posted on 07/02/2014 4:26:58 PM PDT by njslim

An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89. Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home after a lengthy battle with prostate cancer. Hastings won fans on "McHale's Navy" as Lt. Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family" and "General Hospital."

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TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bobhastings; mchalesnavy; tvshows
RIP - LT Carpenter

I didn't know he was still around until saw crawl on FOX

His career on Internet Movie Database

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0368561/

1 posted on 07/02/2014 4:26:58 PM PDT by njslim
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To: njslim

His role as Binghamton’s yes man was really a pretty tough one to play.

He was a good actor.


2 posted on 07/02/2014 4:32:39 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: njslim

3 posted on 07/02/2014 4:32:43 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: njslim

He was the M.C on The Poseidon Adbenture ... doing the countdown
He was Kelsey in All In The Family

Major Beasley on Batman

never watched McHale’s Navy


4 posted on 07/02/2014 4:33:39 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
wow, that Navy picture looks like the navy of today.

how prophetic... and its not funny anymore.

5 posted on 07/02/2014 4:35:50 PM PDT by Battle Hymn of the Republic
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To: njslim

I think that leaves Tim Conway and Gavin MacLeod as the only surviving cast members from McHale’s Navy.


6 posted on 07/02/2014 4:43:55 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Battle Hymn of the Republic

GREAT show!


7 posted on 07/02/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT by mason-dixon (As Mason said to Dixon, you have to draw the line somewhere.)
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To: njslim

His brother Don Hastings was an actor also and played Dr. Bob Hughes for over 50 years on “As the World Turns”.


8 posted on 07/02/2014 4:48:05 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: njslim

He will be greatly missed...Greatest actor that ever lived.


9 posted on 07/02/2014 4:51:13 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: GreenHornet

Yoshio Yoda is still alive.


10 posted on 07/02/2014 4:57:16 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: njslim
Married to the same woman for 66 years. A rarity in Hollywood.

I didn't know he was also the voice of Beany in Beany & Cecil.

Rest in Peace.

11 posted on 07/02/2014 5:00:52 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: njslim

Damn, and another from the Golden Age of TV is gone...


12 posted on 07/02/2014 5:13:20 PM PDT by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Which one is he? The holder or the one being held?


13 posted on 07/02/2014 5:19:38 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Which one is he?


14 posted on 07/02/2014 5:20:17 PM PDT by Lucas McCain
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To: Jess Kitting
Which one is he? The holder or the one being held?

Bob Hstings is holding Joe Flynn, who played Captain Binghamton. Joe Flyn died at the age of 49, a drowning victim. He had a cast on his leg, but decided to go for a swim in his his pool anyway. The weight of the cast pulled him down, and he drowned. (Back then, they used the heavy plaster casts, not the lightweight fiberglass casts they developed later.)

15 posted on 07/02/2014 5:33:52 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Kirkwood
Yoshio Yoda is still alive.

Wow! Fuji is still around!

16 posted on 07/02/2014 5:35:45 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: GreenHornet

Darwin Award winner, assuming he never reproduced.


17 posted on 07/02/2014 5:37:24 PM PDT by johniegrad
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To: GreenHornet

Thanks!


18 posted on 07/02/2014 6:04:14 PM PDT by Jess Kitting
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To: GreenHornet

Is he hiding in the jungles of the PI?


19 posted on 07/02/2014 6:32:44 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: njslim

McHale’s Navy and F Troop were my two favorite shows once upon a time. These shows violated so many of today’s PC rules.


20 posted on 07/02/2014 6:56:21 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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To: johniegrad

He actually died of a heart attack in the pool. The cast helped his body sink to the bottom of the pool. In April, 1974, robbed of a watch and beaten by his mugger in South Carolina when he appeared in Florence as a guest speaker for a meeting of the American Cancer Society. He died three months later. He had two children.


21 posted on 07/02/2014 7:07:09 PM PDT by vladimir998
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To: GreenHornet

The search engine says Yoda is a VP for Toyota.


22 posted on 07/02/2014 8:38:53 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: njslim
When I was a kid, McHale’s Navy was one of my favorite shows.

Some trivia, the PT boat was real. imdb.com

23 posted on 07/02/2014 10:06:17 PM PDT by Daaave ('all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by')
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To: SMGFan
Wasn't he part of the Captain Video and his Video Rangers TV series back in the 50s?
24 posted on 07/02/2014 10:59:51 PM PDT by itssme
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To: vladimir998

Makes more sense. Thanks for the explanation.


25 posted on 07/03/2014 4:09:01 AM PDT by johniegrad
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To: itssme

that show was before my time. I voted for RWR first time in 1984.


26 posted on 07/03/2014 4:41:52 PM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan
LOL..I've got about 20 years on you as far as the vote goes. Captain Video was fun to watch..don't know if it's on youtube, but it was early science fiction on the black & white screen, and we kids loved watching it. Not as old as the original 1930s Flash Gordon series, but memorable none the less.
27 posted on 07/03/2014 8:26:54 PM PDT by itssme
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To: itssme
But I recall Ed Norton getting ready to watch "Captain Video!" Was that you too? :)

And they are on youtube.

28 posted on 07/04/2014 2:02:39 AM PDT by SMGFan (Sarah Michelle Gellar is now on twitter @RealSMG)
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To: SMGFan

Yes, I just checked them out on youtube,and there they were, Captain Video & Bob Hastings.


29 posted on 07/04/2014 2:24:21 AM PDT by itssme
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To: John Robinson; Jim Robinson

How is this july thread listed in the tv/movie general chat section in between two recent october threads?


30 posted on 10/16/2014 4:09:39 PM PDT by lowbridge
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