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MCHALE’S NAVY Actor Bob Francis Hastings Dies during Age 89

MCHALE'S NAVY Actor Bob Francis Hastings Dies during Age 89

Robert “Bob” Francis Hastings, Sr., best famous for his description of Lt. Elroy Carpenter on a 1960s comedy McHale’s Navy, has died during age 89, according to PEOPLE. The actor had battled pancreatic cancer for a past 15 years.

Hastings started his career in radio on “Coast-to-Coast on a Bus” (NBC). After portion in World War II as a navigator on B-29s, he played a purpose of Archie Andrews in a array formed on a Archie comic book array on a NBC Red Network, after only a NBC Radio Network, after NBC divested itself of a Blue Network in 1942. Archie Andrews was sponsored by Swift Company food products.

Hastings after changed to radio in 1949, behaving in early science-fiction series, including Atom Squad. His initial repeated purpose was as a major on Phil Silvers’ Sergeant Bilko radio array in a late 1950s. At that time he guest starred on Walter Brennan’s ABC sitcom, The Real McCoys.

Most of his career has been spent in television, including dual episodes on CBS’s Green Acres as an Air Force officer and as a sheriff. Hastings was expel as Lt. Bolt in a 1960 part “Space Man” of a CBS troops sitcom/drama, Hennesey, starring Jackie Cooper. Hastings guest starred in a ABC/Warner Brothers sitcom, Room for One More, starring Andrew Duggan and Peggy McCay, on a Robert Young CBS sitcom/drama, Window on Main Street, and on a NBC military sitcom, Car 54, Where Are You?.

In 1962, Hastings played a tyrannise executive in a part “Substitute Sheriff” of a NBC western series, The Tall Man.

He seemed 5 times on CBS’s Dennis a Menace, with Jay North, many particularly as Coach Gilmore in a 1963 episode, “The Big Basketball Game”.[2]He seemed 3 times from 1961 to 1962 on a CBS sitcom, Pete and Gladys, with Harry Morgan and Cara Williams.

Hastings portrayed a help to Captain Binghamton (Joe Flynn), a sycophant Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter on ABC’s McHale’s Navy, humorously called “Carpy” and “Little Leadbottom” by McHale and his men. Hastings played Captain Ramsey on ABC’s General Hospital. He was also The Voice of The Raven on episodes of CBS’s The Munsters. He quickly hosted a diversion uncover Dealer’s Choice and had a repeated purpose as bar owners Tommy Kelsey on All in a Family.

After McHale’s Navy, Hastings was a unchanging on a Universal Studios lot, where Universal paid actors during downtime to be on a drift and speak to tourists. According to an talk on Time Travel Radio,[3] he got along so good with a people that he became one of a few regulars on a tour.

Hastings played “Cousin Phantom of a Opera” in a radio film The Munsters’ Revenge. Hastings was in a 1968 Universal film Did You Hear a One About a Traveling Saleslady? starring Bob Denver. Hastings was expel in a 1971 comedy film How to Frame a Figg, starring Don Knotts. Hastings also was in a film Harper Valley PTA in that he played Skeeter Duggan, a member of a PTA house who had been kidnapped during a orders of a prejudiced boss to dedicate choosing fraud.

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