Captain Kangaroo

1955, TV Show


Captain Kangaroo Actor Cosmo Allegretti Dies

Cosmo Allegretti

Captain Kangaroo actor Cosmo Allegretti, who voiced characters including Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear, has died, The Associated Press reports. He was 86.

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James Wall, Captain Kangaroo's Mr. Baxter, Dies at 92

James Wall

James Wall, a longtime CBS stage manager and actor best known as Captain Kangaroo's neighbor, Mr. Baxter, on the network's children's show, has died. He was 92.

Wall died in his sleep Wednesday in New York City after a short illness, CBS News reports.

A former vaudevillian, Wall — who was credited as Larry Wall — joined Captain Kangaroo as a ...
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Premiered: 1955, on CBS
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Premise: One of the most popular and longest-running children's shows on morning TV, the series was hosted by Bob Keeshan, who once played Clarabell the clown on `Howdy Doody.' Known for his kindly demeanor, the Captain spent nearly 30 years in the Treasure House, where he welcomed familiar faces such as Mr. Green Jeans, Dennis the handyman, puppet friends Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit, and occasional celebrity visitors. Retooled as the `All New Captain Kangaroo' in 1997, with John McDonough.



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