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  • Actor who voiced Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose on 'Captain Kangaroo' dies at 86

    08/07/2013 6:31:29 PM PDT · by Morgana · 52 replies
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    Character actor and puppeteer Gus "Cosmo" Allegretti, who voiced such "Captain Kangaroo" characters as Bunny Rabbit, Mr. Moose, Grandfather Clock, and Dancing Bear, has died, the Los Angeles Times reports. Allegretti died of emphysema on July 26, though his death wasn't publicized until Wednesday. Allegretti played numerous characters on the long-running Emmy-winning children's show, which featured the late Bob Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo. Allegretti himself created Bunny Rabbit, a bespectacled bunny who tricked the Captain into giving up his carrots, and Mr. Moose, whose corny jokes resulted in a shower of ping-pong balls falling on the Captain's head. He also...
  • Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Rogers? Has anyone ever heard of this before?

    01/24/2004 10:05:02 PM PST · by ezo4 · 75 replies · 2,256+ views
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    Quite a few of us grew up with Captain Kangaroo. We knew nothing of his background, only that his show was both entertaining and educational. As kids we looked forward to it with anticipation. Captain Kangaroo turned 76 recently, which is odd because he's never looked a day under 76 (dob: 6/27/27). This brings to mind the following story. Some people have been offended that the actor Lee Marvin is buried in a grave along side 3 and 4 star generals at Arlington National Cemetery. His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC) - nothing else. Here's a...
  • TV's 'Captain Kangaroo,' Bob Keeshan, dead

    01/23/2004 1:56:05 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 19 replies · 546+ views ^ | January 23, 2004
    <p>CNN) -- Television's Captain Kangaroo, Bob Keeshan, died Friday morning in Vermont, a family friend told CNN. He was 76.</p> <p>Keeshan as Captain Kangaroo in 1981.</p> <p>He died after a long illness, his family told The Associated Press.</p> <p>"Captain Kangaroo," a children's show, featured the walrus-mustached, bowl-haircut Keeshan entertaining youngsters with his gentle, whimsical humor. Among the show's other characters were the puppets Bunny Rabbit and Mr. Moose, as well as Dancing Bear and the laconic Mr. Green Jeans (Hugh Brannum).</p>
  • Lee Marvin - True Hollywood Hero - True War Story from Iwo Jima

    03/25/2003 2:21:08 PM PST · by lisaann8 · 75 replies · 2,326+ views ^ | 03-26-03 |
    Lee Marvin - True War Story Some people have been a bit offended that Hollywood star Lee Marvin is buried in a grave at Arlington National Cemetery alongside 3 and 4 star generals. His marker gives his name, rank (PVT) and service (USMC). Nothing else. Isn't this a guy who was only a famous movie star who served his time; why the heck does he rate burial with these guys? Well, following is the amazing answer: