“Captain Kangaroo”

Service Photo: Unavailable

Photo: CBS Television

Rank:

Rank: Sgt

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Known For: Captain Kangaroo; original Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody

Should Be Known For: Winning 5 Emmy awards and 3 Peabody awards; NAB and Clown Hall of Fame

Robert James Keeshan

Birthplace: Lynbrook, NY

Married: 1

Kids: 3

INTERESTING FACTS

As "Clarabell the Clown," he could only honk once for yes or twice for no.

Was "Captain Kangaroo" for three decades; he co-developed the idea with a friend.

Did not receive an Emmy until he had a heart attack and triple-bypass surgery.

Received an honorary doctorate from 6 colleges/universities.

BY THE NUMBERS

Born: 6/27/2027

Joined: 18

Served: ?

Disch: Honorable

Died: 76

COD: Unknown

“Captain Kangaroo”

Service Photo: Unavailable

Photo: CBS Television

Rank:

Rank: Sgt

SHORT BIOGRAPHY

Known For: Captain Kangaroo; original Clarabell the Clown on Howdy Doody

Should Be Known For: Winning 5 Emmy awards and 3 Peabody awards; NAB and Clown Hall of Fame

Robert James Keeshan

Birthplace: Lynbrook, NY

Married: 1

Kids: 3

INTERESTING FACTS

Birthplace: Lynbrook, NY

As "Clarabell the Clown," he could only honk once for yes or twice for no.

Was "Captain Kangaroo" for three decades; he co-developed the idea with a friend.

Did not receive an Emmy until he had a heart attack and triple-bypass surgery.

Received an honorary doctorate from 6 colleges/universities.

BY THE NUMBERS

Born: 6/27/2027

Joined: 18

Served: ?

Disch: Honorable

Died: 76

COD: Unknown