Actor Bob Hover dies at 79

Former boxer played Dr. Russ Matthews on 'Another World'

Actor Bob Hover, who appeared on shows including “Another World,” died Feb. 15 in Warren, R.I.

He was 79.

A boxer in the Marine Corps, he modeled and was a champion body builder before turning to acting. Hover appeared in many films, television shows, soap operas and commercials during his long career. He was best known for his portrayal of Dr. Russ Matthews on “Another World” in the 1970s.

He later taught acting at John Robert Powers for many years.

He is survived by his two sons, a daughter and five grandsons.

Donations may be made in his name to Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island athhcri.org.

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