Skip to comments.Peter Hansen, General Hospital Actor, Dies at 95
Posted on 04/12/2017 8:05:08 AM PDT by Morgana
Actor Peter Hansen, known for his role as lawyer and addiction counselor Lee Baldwin on General Hospital, has died at the age of 95.
Hansen died Sunday in Santa Clarita, California, the General Hospital twitter account confirmed Tuesday.
Though he made over 100 film and television appearances, Hansen was best known for his role as the stalwart Lee Baldwin on General Hospital and its spin-off Port Charles. He appeared on the weekday soap opera from 1965 through 2004, making his last appearance at Lilas (Anna Lee) funeral in 2004 and retiring from the screen thereafter. His character began as Port Charles go-to attorney but eventually served as Mayor of Port Charles and on the GH Board of Directors. In 1979, Hansen won the first-ever Outstanding Supporting Actor Daytime Emmy award for his depiction of Lee Baldwins battle with alcoholism.
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Like sands through the hour glass, so are the days of our lives.....
That was one soap-er I did watch, regularly.
95 is a good long life...
GOD BLESS HIM...
Had friends in college that loved to watch that stuff, I hated it!!
I, on the other hand watched more intellectual stuff like MST3K when it came on at night.
The soap operas were more like “as my stomach turns” but would have watched them if Rifftrax were doing them.
Since you know soap language would you be willing to help finance my proposed new soap: “Community Walk In Clinic?”
“Not a doctor but I play one on TV”
I used to watch General Hospital many many years ago. I would come home from elementary school and watch it. I used to rush home from high-school and watched. In college, at the dorm, we watched in the commons area. Later in life, when I worked, I recorded it. I haven’t watched it for years now, and I think it’s actually gone, but I remember “Lee Baldwin”. I’m sad to hear he has passed, but he lived to a very ripe old age. God bless him.
What I remember is when I was a kid, on nice days and I’d rather just go out and play, my mom would draw the curtains and watch her soap operas. I’d be there in a dim living room with the sun outside and these boring shows on the TV. I took that opportunity as my nap time and slept through most of it.
“Never watched soap operas “
Not even Dark Shadows? I thought everybody watched that one. :)
That flashed me back to times being home from school because I was sick......you think daytime tv is bad now?.......very painful back then. lol
Luke raped Laura my senior year of high school
In my college years Luke and Laura fall in love despite that little issue
Imagine that theme today in the Howl Era
We watched them there wasn’t TV like now
3-5 channels back then
My mother watched As The World Turns with that vamp Lisa
Her and her wonderful old black maid Violet who could sure cook with TV trays in the den glued to that crap on a black and white Zenith....
it was so funny
Watched the Hot and Horny too
A fair number of stars came up that way then
Laura was Genie Francis who’s fairly conservative and was every kids wet dream in the mid to late 70s
I had Quentin nightmares at 10
I bought my first VCR in 1980, what a great piece of equipment, a Panasonic. Got it by mail order from 47th Street Photo in New York and it was pricey, about $1000.
I started recording some of the better soaps at the time, some of them were better than the what was in at night.
“All My Children”, my personal favorite “One Life To Live”, sometimes “General Hospital”, sometimes “Guiding Light”.
Good era for the soaps and I do remember Peter Hansen, great actor.
Always liked him as an actor. Don’t know soaps but I enjoyed his film work
When able to do so, General Hospital was the go-to for this type genre. The Luke and Laura story line being played at that time.
Failed to realize that Mr. Hansen also appeared in the movie “When Worlds Collide”.
“My stories are on!”
I thought of that! However that was Peter Bergman
“Not even Dark Shadows? I thought everybody watched that one. :)”
Naw in high school it was Benny Hill.
Then college MST3K, Beavis and Butthead and Ren and Stimpy.
No “Red Dwarf”? That was an awesome Britcom!
A few of us FReeper MEN still watch the soaps. OK, well, maybe I’m the 0.000001% who does. :-P
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