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Captain Kangaroo (real name: Bob Keeshan born June 27, 1927, Lynbrook, New York, USA – died January 23, 2004, Windsor, Vermont, USA) was an American television producer and actor.Who was Captain Kangaroo and what did he do?
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.Was Captain Kangaroo a war hero?
Captain Kangaroo may have been a hero to millions of American children -- and their mothers, who parked their offspring in front of his beloved television show, which ran almost 30 years. But Keeshan enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1945, and World War II ended before he saw combat.