Captain Kangaroo has died...

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Captain Kangaroo has died...
Fri, 01-23-2004 - 3:46pm
Bob Keeshan, the man who was Captain Kangaroo for generations of children, from 1955 to 1984 has died at age 76 of, according to his family, a long illness.

I feel like a part of my childhood has passed on, too. I was a child in the 50's and remember well watching the Captain and Mr. Greenjeans converse with the bunny and moose (don't remember their names, though).

I was amazed, though to hear he was only 76! He must have been in his 20's when I watched him! He played the part of an older man very well!