Peter Hansen (born December 5, 1921) is an American actor, best known for his role as a lawyer, Lee Baldwin, on the soap operaGeneral Hospital, playing the role from 1965 to 1976, 1977 to 1986, briefly in 1990, and again from 1992 to 2004. . During the first decade of "GH", along with the character of Dr. Steve Hardy, Lee was one of the show's leading men, and after a brief hiatus from 1975-1977, he was brought back due to fan outcry over his dismissal. In the mid 1980's, Lee was one of many veteran characters written out due to a change in storyline focus. However, when the character of Lee's son, Scotty, returned, Peter was brought back on a recurring basis. In 1997, he began playing the character on the sister showPort Charles. The early years of "Port Charles" saw the Baldwins as the core family, focusing on Lee's son, Scotty, and granddaughter, Karen. After their storyline took them back to "GH", Peter made occassional appearances on both shows, last appearing at Lila Quartermain's funeral in 2004. Although he retired from acting afterwards, he did appear at the off-screen 50th Anniversary party in 2013 along with former on-screen wife Susan Brown.