Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Former 'General Hospital' Actor Bob Hastings Has Died at age 89, Brother of 'As the World Turns' Star Don Hastings

Bob Hastings in 1982. Photo Credit: ABC
Bob Hastings died on Monday, according to Serial Scoop. He was 89.

Soap opera fans remember Hastings best for his role as Capt. Burt Ramsey on ABC's General Hospital from 1979-1986. He also appeared in The Edge of Night and Kitty Foyle.

Hastings other popular television roles included Captain Binghamton's yes-man Lieutenant Elroy Carpenter on McHale's Navy and Tommy Kelsey on All in the Family.

Hastings has also done much voice work, including roles in The Munsters, The Superman/Aquaman Hour of Adventure cartoons in the 1960s and, in recent years, the voice of Commissioner Gordon on the animated Batman: The Animated Series cartoons.

Hastings was the older brother of As the World Turns star Don Hastings (Bob Hughes).


  1. Sad, but quite a career. I liked Burt up until he became Mr. Big!

  2. RIP. Very saddened to hear this - my thoughts are with his family.

  3. Rest In Peace Dear Bob Hastings!

    Brian :-|