'General Hospital' alum Peter Hansen dies at 95


Actor Peter Hansen, who played Lee Baldwin on the ABC soap opera "General Hospital," died Sunday, his family announced. He was 95.

Born in Oakland, California, in 1921, Hansen pursued acting at the Pasadena Playhouse before signing with Paramount Studios, appearing in films such as 1950's "Branded" with Alan Ladd, "When Worlds Collide" and 1952's "The Savage" with Charlton Heston.

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Hansen also appeared on numerous television shows including "Sea Hunt," "The Lone Ranger" and "Perry Mason," but was perhaps best known for his portrayal of Baldwin on "General Hospital," a role he played on and off for decades.

The actor's portrayal of Baldwin earned him a Daytime Emmy in 1979 in the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Daytime Drama Series category.

Hansen also helped launch the "General Hospital" spinoff "Port Charles" in 1997.

Hansen is survived by his son Peter, daughter Gretchen, and his grandchildren Allison Erik and Jamal.

A memorial service will follow at a later date, the family said.

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