Famous Marines. Did You Know? Bob Keeshan

Did you know that Captain Kangaroo was a Marine?

* Real Name: Robert James Keeshan
* Born: 6/27/27
* Birthplace: Lynbrook, Long Island, New York

Keeshan joined the Marine Corps in 1945. He played Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody show for six years, but is best known as Captain Kangaroo, a role that he played for 50 years. His career as the Captain spanned nine U.S. presidencies and his show had over 200 million viewers. His numerous awards include Ohio State Broadcaster of the Year, a Golden Globe, 2 Peabodies, 6 Emmy awards, and in 1982 he was awarded the National Education Association's Award for the Advancement of Learning through Television. In 1987, he co-founded Corporate Family Solutions, a developmental child-care for corporate employees.

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