Beloved character actor Bob Hastings passed away yesterday at the age of 89. He died at his Burbank home from pancreatic cancer, his third fight with cancer in 15 years.
Robert “Bob” Francis Hastings, Sr. began his career in radio at the age of 11. Followng a stint in the Air Force, he became the voice of Archie Andrews on radio. He moved into television where he appeared on numerous shows and voiced many, many cartoon characters.
He was perhaps best known for playing Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter on McHale’s Navy, bartender Tommy Kelsey in All in the Family, Superboy in the 1960s Superboy cartoons, and Comissioner Gordon in various Batman series and projects starting in the 1990s.
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