10:21 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 05/13/2013 12:50PM
He loomed large to generations of young TV watchers – but turns out he was really only a size 40.
Artifacts from the Captain Kangaroo show, a CBS morning fixture from 1955 to 1984, are going on the auction block May 21, the Los Angeles-based Nate D. Sanders Auctions announced Monday.
The Captain's trademark navy blue jacket jacket with brass buttons, oversized pockets and gray piping is included in a list of more than 500 items to be sold to the highest bidder. Later, once color TV became popular, the Captain donned a red jacket – also for sale.
Originally posted 01/27/2004 01:45AM
Captain Kangaroo, adored by generations of children and their parents, will not be forgotten. A private service is being planned for Bob Keeshan, to take place this spring, his son, Michael Keeshan, tells the Associated Press.
Originally posted 01/23/2004 11:00AM
Bob Keeshan, 76, who entertained generations of children as the mustachioed star of "Captain Kangaroo," died Friday morning in Vermont after a long illness, a family friend tells CNN.
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