Bob Keeshan

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Bob Keeshan
Keeshan at BOK Tower in April 1999
Robert James Keeshan

(1927-06-27)June 27, 1927
DiedJanuary 23, 2004(2004-01-23) (aged 76)
Alma materFordham University
Years active19471999

Robert James "Bob" Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor. He is known for his role as the title character of the children's television program Captain Kangaroo. It became an icon for millions of people during its 30-year run from 1955 to 1984.

Keeshan also played the original "Clarabell the Clown" on the Howdy Doody television program.

Keeshan died in Windsor, Vermont from a heart attack. He was aged 76.[1]

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  1. "Bob Keeshan, Creator and Star of TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Is Dead at 76". The New York Times. January 24, 2004. Retrieved November 18, 2010.

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