View Full Version : Doc Baker passes away
07-12-2005, 01:03 AM
Just saw this (http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050711/ap_en_tv/obit_hagen;_ylt=AgXKESVC.y_ZAJndcGOuAmes0NUE;_ylu=X3oDMTA3YXYwNDRrBHNlYwM3NjI-) on Yahoo. He had cancer, and passed away at 77 years old.
I recall seeing an article in the Enquirer or some tabloid several months ago that said Michael Landon didn't pay him money after the show ended, and he blamed him for his lack of success after LHOTP left the air.
Stuck In The '70's
07-12-2005, 01:05 AM
Aww thats so sad. May he R.I.P. :(
09-04-2005, 01:10 PM
He was in his 40's when that show aired. I also read or heard that the Greenbush twins, they played Carrie, didn't have as much fun as the Olsen twins on Full House did. Sydney or Lindsay said Michaeal was a taskmaster. They cried a lot for he demand them to perform just right.
09-07-2005, 02:03 PM
Rest in peace, Doc. :(
10-12-2005, 12:07 AM
I often write to favorite celebrities of mine to ask for their autographs. I had read on Kevin Hagen's website that he was suffering from cancer and thought I should send him my regards and request an autograph. Sadly, I wrote the letter but did not send it off in time. However, upon his death I wrote to his widow and included my original letter. She wrote me back and said that Kevin was always deeply appreciated for the fans of his Little House work. She included a couple of photos in his memory, which I will always cherish. From the sounds of things, Kevin Hagen was a very down to earth kind of guy who enjoyed the simple things in life. He had even managed to do a little stage acting here and there in his hometown of Ashland.
On a more sour note, I watched the Emmys this year. I paid special attention to the "In Memoriam" section because so many well known TV personalities passed away, including Barbara Bel Geddes and Howard Keel of Dallas fame and James Doohan who played Scotty on Star Trek. Of course, they failed to include Kevin Hagen. It's sad to say, but I wasn't all too surprised by this. I think to many people "Little House..." wasn't even a real show and I don't think "the industry" holds it, or sadly its actors (except for Michael Landon and Melissa Gilbert), in any worthy regard. Its such a shame to see a talented and good man like Kevin Hagen not be recognized for his work. Typical Hollywood.
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