In memory of actor Kevin Hagen
April 3, 1928 - July 9, 2005
Beloved actor Kevin Hagen passed away on July 9, 2005, a year after he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer.
Although Kevin appeared in many movies and television series during his career, to many of us he will always be remembered as the wonderful Doctor Hiram Baker on Little House on the Prairie.
Personally, what I remember most fondly of Doc Baker are the wonderfully amusing “discussions” he would have with Lars Hanson (played by Karl Swenson). Those two had perfect comedic timing - and it was easy to believe they had been friends forever.
Doc Baker was a very important character for Little House on the Prairie - the series would absolutely not have been the same with him.
Rest in Peace, Kevin Hagen - we will always remember you!
Dearest Doctor Baker,
Over the years you watched over all of us as we grew. Rescuing some of us when we "fell" into trouble. You were there to welcome a second generation when some of us had children of our own. Your patients were your family and you were a member of each of ours.
Your Love, Kindness, and Generosity will always be remembered fondly.
Doctor Baker, you will always be missed but your gentle and patient ways will never be forgotten.
All My Love Always,
Kevin, you were an incredibly wonderful actor who became a beloved character on Little House. You had a range of acting that allowed you to give a real depth to Doc Baker. You will be truly and greatly missed. We are all saddened by the loss the acting profession has incurred.
It pains me so much to have lost a wonderful actor.
I enjoyed your presence on Little House so much, often such amuzing scenes.
Kevin, you will be truelly missed! We will never forget you as Doc Baker on Little House. Thanks for all your kindness. I'm so grateful for the nice e-mailcontact we had. We lost in you a great person and a great actor.
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