Peter Hansen (actor)

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Peter Hansen
Peter Hansen General Hospital 1973.jpg
Hansen in 1973.
Born (1921-12-05) December 5, 1921 (age 92)
Oakland, California, USA
Years active 1934-2004

Peter Hansen (born December 5, 1921) is an American actor, best known for his role as a lawyer, Lee Baldwin, on the soap opera General Hospital. He played the role from 1965 to 1986 and again from 1992 to 2004. He also played the character on the sister show Port Charles.

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Hansen has appeared in more than seventy television series and made-for-television movies.[1] His early acting roles included being a guest star on Reed Hadley's CBS crime drama, The Public Defender, and the television adaptation of Gertrude Berg's comedy The Goldbergs. In addition to his work on General Hospital, he notably co-starred in 1963 on the NBC soap opera Ben Jerrod. He also appeared on The Golden Girls in 1985 (Season 1, Episode 5) as Elliott Clayton, a casanova who makes a pass at Blanche while dating Dorothy. In 1988, he starred in an episode of Cheers ("And God Created Woodman"; Season 6, Episode 14), as Daniel T. Collier, the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lillian, the company which owns Cheers.[2] Other notable appearances include work on Broken Arrow, Richard Diamond, Private Detective, Petticoat Junction, Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C., How The West Was Won, Magnum, P.I., L.A. Law, Night Court, and Growing Pains.

He had a major role in the 1951 science fiction film When Worlds Collide.

Peter served as a United States Marine Corps aviator in World War II. He flew F4U Corsairs and participated in the invasion of Peleliu in September 1944.

In the 1960s Peter made commercials for Chrysler products appearing on the Lawrence Welk show. He resided in Reseda California with his family .

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