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Bob Hastings, Lt. Carpenter on ‘McHale’s Navy,’ Dies at 89

Bob Hastings, Lt. Carpenter on ‘McHale’s Navy,’ Dies at 89
Bob Hastings, a character actor best known for his role on 1960s sitcom “McHale’s Navy” as Lt. Elroy Carpenter, the bumbling, sycophantic aide to Captain Binghampton, died June 30 in Burbank, Calif., of pancreatic cancer. He was 89.

Hastings also recurred on “All in the Family” as Tommy Kelsey, the owner of the bar that Archie frequents and later buys.

The actor worked in television from its very earliest years, with a role as Hal on the DuMont network’s “Captain Video and His Video Rangers” in 1949.

Hastings recurred on “The Phil Silvers Show” in various roles in the late 1950s and guested on “Gunsmoke,” “Ben Casey,” “Dennis the Menace” and “Twilight Zone.”

He was a series regular on “McHale’s Navy” from 1962-66 and appeared in the two features spun off from the series in 1964 and 1965.

Hastings got his start in radio as the voice of the title character in
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Andy Griffith

American actor whose career was defined by his role as the folksy Sheriff Andy Taylor

It may seem unfair that the nine seasons (1960-68) during which the actor Andy Griffith, who has died aged 86, distributed folksy wisdom as Sheriff Andy Taylor on The Andy Griffith Show should define his career, but that is partly because the television programme has lived on in syndication for the past 44 years, and also because Griffith brought such verisimilitude to the character. The shrewd country bumpkin is a staple of American myth, and Griffith was its finest practitioner since Will Rogers. His finest roles allowed him to explore multiple facets of that character, which he reprised as the defence attorney Ben Matlock (1986-95). He claimed modestly that "any time I try to play anything that doesn't come natural, I'm just plain bad".

And it did come natural. Griffith was born in Mount Airy, North Carolina,
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Beloved Actor Andy Griffith Dead at 86

A father figure to several generations, he was best known for his TV work of course, but Andy Griffith had quite a few big screen roles. The tall actor from Mount Airy, North Carolina most notably played Lonesome Rhodes in Elia Kazan’s ahead-of-its-time satire A Face In The Crowd (1957) and as Private Will Stockdale in No Time For Sergeants (1958 – where he met his costar and lifelong friend Don Knotts). Other movie credits included Angel In My Pocket (1969), and as ‘Old Joe’ in Waitress (2007). Griffith was 86.

From The Fox News Website:

Legendary television actor Andy Griffith, who made a name for himself with his self-titled comedy “The Andy Griffith Show” and later on the long-running series .Matlock,. has died at the age of 86, according to multiple reports.

Griffith was rushed to a North Carolina hospital by an Ems team after they were called to his Roanoke home Tuesday morning. The actor.s close friend,
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