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Bob Keeshan

Born: June 27, 1927, Lynbrook, New York
Died: January 23, 2004 (age 76), Windsor, Vermont

Robert James Keeshan is an American television producer and actor. He is most famous as the title character of the children's television program Captain Kangaroo, which became an icon for millions of baby boomers during its 30-year run from 1955-1984.

What do you know about Bob Keeshan?  Lights, camera, and action this Alan's FUN Movie & TV Stars Trivia quiz.  "Check Your Answers" at the end of the quiz.

 Alan's TV Shows FUN Trivia Q&A.  Trivia powered by ABE1. Who did Keeshan play an original character on the Howdy Doody television program?

  • Clarabell the Clown
  • Buffalo Bob
  • Howdy Doody

2. In August 1953, Keeshan was on the air at WABC-TV (New York City), in a new children's show, Time for Fun. What was his character?

  • Alpha Beta the Clown
  • Corny the Clown
  • The Clown Rover

3. When did Captain Kangaroo premier on CBS?

  • October 3, 1955
  • October 13, 1955
  • October 23, 1955

4. Who played the Captain's main sidekick Mr. Green Jeans?

  • Hank Arnold
  • Hugh Brannum
  • Bob Moses

5. Who created and performed several of Captain Kangaroo's best-known puppet characters?

  • Bob Price
  • Karen Phillips
  • Cosmo Allegretti

6. Who is a regular on the show from 1980 - 1984?

  • Ken Curtis
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bob Smith

7. After Captain Kangaroo ended, what show does Keeshan host?

  • CBS Storybreak
  • CBS Kid's Stories
  • CBS Playtime

8. His memoirs are published in 1995 by Fairview Press. What is the book titled?

  • Good Morning, Captain
  • The Captain and the Clown
  • Captain and Crew

9. During the 1964-65 season, Keeshan also had a Saturday morning show? What is the show called?

  • Mister President
  • Mister Mayo
  • Captain

10. Where is Bob Keeshan buried?

  • Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Babylon, New York
  • Mountain View Memorial Park, Lakewood, Washington
  • Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, California

Check Your Answers

Bob Keeshan [Answers]

  1. Clarabell the Clown
  2. Corny the Clown
  3. October 3, 1955
  4. Hugh Brannum
  5. Cosmo Allegretti
  6. Bill Cosby
  7. CBS Storybreak
  8. Good Morning, Captain
  9. Mister Mayor
  10. Saint Joseph's Cemetery, Babylon, New York

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