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LOS ANGELES (AP) - An actor best known from the 1960s sitcom "McHale's Navy," has died. Bob Hastings was 89.

Allison Knowles says her grandfather died Monday in his Burbank, California, home.

Hastings won fans on "McHale's Navy" as Lt. Carpenter, a bumbling yes-man. Other memorable roles were on "All in the Family" and "General Hospital."

The Brooklyn-born Hastings began his career at age 11 on radio dramas. He branched into TV in its infancy, snagging a role on "Captain Video and His Video Rangers" in 1949.

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."

His voiceover work continued as recently as the 2010 video game "Mafia II."

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Bob Hastings, Sr. On June 30, 2014, Robert Francis Hastings, Sr., 89, passed away in the comfort of his home in Burbank, CA. Born April 18, 1925, in Brooklyn, NY, he was the third son of Hazel Mae... Read Obituary