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    Bob Hastings, 89; ‘McHale’s Navy’ star

    Mr. Hastings was also in the cast of “General Hospital.”
    ABC Archives/File 1982
    Mr. Hastings was also in the cast of “General Hospital.”

    LOS ANGELES — An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom ‘‘McHale’s Navy,’’ has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

    Allison Knowles said her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, Calif., home after a battle with prostate cancer.

    Mr. Hastings won fans on ‘‘McHale’s Navy’’ as Lieutenant Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. He had other memorable roles on ‘‘All in the Family’’ and ‘‘General Hospital.’’

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    Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Hastings began his career at age 11 on radio dramas. He branched out into television in its infancy, snagging a role on ‘‘Captain Video and His Video Rangers’’ in 1949.

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    Other early acting jobs included a recurring role on the military comedy ‘‘The Phil Silvers Show.’’

    Later TV appearances included ‘‘Ironside,’’ “The Dukes of Hazzard,’’ “Major Dad,’’ and ‘‘Murder, She Wrote.’’