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Bob Keeshan is ...

Born 27 Jun 1927 in Lynbrook
Died 23 Jan 2004 in Windsor
Age76 years, 6 months
Bob Keeshan
Bob Keeshan
Publicity photo of Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo.

About Bob Keeshan

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


Keeshan died in Windsor, Vermont, on January 23, 2004, at age 76. He was survived by three children: Michael Derek, Laurie Margaret, and Maeve Jeanne. His wife of 45 years, Anne Jeanne Laurie Keeshan, died February 25, 1996. Keeshan's grandson, Britton Keeshan, became the youngest person at that time to have climbed the Seven Summits by climbing Mount Everest in May 2004. He carried photographs of his grandfather on that ascent, and buried a photo of the two of them at the summit.

Keeshan was buried in Saint Joseph's Cemetery in Babylon, New York.


Bob Keeshan has worked on the following films: