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Bob Keeshan
Robert James Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an American television producer and actor. He created and played the title role in the children's television program Captain Kangaroo, which ran from 1955 to 1984, the longest-running nationally broadcast children's television program of its day. He also played the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody television program. Keeshan was born to Irish parents in Lynbrook, New York. After an early graduation in 1945 from Forest Hills High School in Queens, New York, during World War II, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, but was still in the United States when Japan surrendered. He attended Fordham University on the GI Bill. He received his bachelor's degree in education in 1951.
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Born: 1927, Lynbrook
Died: 2004, Windsor

Alternate Names: Keeshan, Robert, Keeshan, Robert 1927-2004, Keeshan, Bob, Keeshan, Bob 1927-2004, Captain Kangaroo, Captain Kangaroo 1927-2004, Robert James Keeshan
Occupation(s): circus performer, television actor, television producer, clown

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National Association of Educational Broadcasters (NAEB) 1

National Federation of Community Broadcasters (NFCB) 1