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  1. @allison_knowles @whitewatercrew @KilttripUSA I have very fond memories of your Grandpa. My sympathies to your family. Finola

  1. .@allison_knowles Loved him as Burt Ramsey & Mr. B! #GH

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Burt Ramsey had always been a good guy until that last story when they made him "Mr. Big", because he had supposedly been jealous of being passed over for Police Commissioner for Scorpio and then later had to share the Police Chief job with Anna, "a woman."

Bob Hastings was also was Kelsey the bartender on All In The Family and Carpenter on McHale's Navy.

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Burt Ramsey 1979-86. Cop turned mob Boss

Burt Ramsey had always been a good guy until that last story when they made him "Mr. Big", because he had supposedly been jealous of being passed over for Police Commissioner for Scorpio and then later had to share the Police Chief job with Anna, "a woman."

Thanks. That honestly sounds like a RC style plotline.
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I still have some of the end of his storyline on tape, where half the town, it seemed, was helping Duke fake his death to fool Burt (who wanted Duke dead). Tony Jones put makeup on him to make him look dead, they did something with his pulse so that when Burt checked Duke's pulse in the hospital he seemed to not have one. Ultimately, Duke found out that Robert was walking into an ambush with Burt walking next to him and Duke saved Robert's life by taking a bullet and becoming paralyzed. Burt was carted off to prison.

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Sad to hear about Bob Hastings passing on. I loved Burt Ramsey. I personally hated the Mr. B story. I liked Burt when he was Robert Scorpio's right hand man drinking his milk. Here's a typical scene with Robert and Burt in the early 80s. I also liked this scene because Tristan and Tony are great in it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gO6IZP-HGgc

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Burt Ramsey was a great supporting character. I remember his always drinking milk. Luke Spencer was the bane of his existence in his early years. It was a shame that the powers that be destroyed his character.

Actor Bob Hastings was a great character actor. Love him on All in the Family, as well as Burt Ramsey. My condolences to his fmily and friends.

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I didn't like Burt being Mr. Big either. I mean, in one way, it made logical sense...the idea that Burt, who was there before the Scorpios and should have been next in line for the PC job, was upstaged by the more dynamic, worldly, WSB agent Robert. Then he lost out a second time when the PC job went to someone else and he was made co-Police Chief with Anna. In the real world, Burt probably would have gotten that promotion. But in the soap world, it's the exciting, adventurous characters that get those jobs.

So, even though it was plausible that Burt could have developed this resentment that made him go bad, I agree that it was a kick in the teeth to the character.

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Antenna TV will be having a tribute to the late Bob Hastings this Saturday at 1p ET.
1:00P McHale's Navy "Carpenter in Command"
1:30P McHale's Navy "Uncle Admiral"
2:00P McHale's Navy "Balloon Goes Up"
2:30P Dennis the Menace "Big Basketball Game"
3:00P McHale's Navy "The Truth Hurts"
3:30P I Dream of Jeannie "The Used Car Salesman"
4:00P McHale's Navy "All Ahead Empty"
4:30P The Flying Nun "The Boyfriend"
5:00P McHale's Navy "Secret Chimp 007"
5:30P Green Acres "Not Guilty"
6:00P McHale's Navy "The Bathtub Thief"
6:30P All in the Family "Archie, the Gambler"
7:00P McHale's Navy "The Good Fountain"
7:30P McHale's Navy "Missing Link"

https://www.facebook.com/AntennaTV/photos/a.177009655652742.36261.161315780555463/780807265272975/?type=1&theater

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