Few people my age don't remember waking Saturday mornings with Captain Kangaroo, Mr. Green Jeans, Moose and Bunny Rabbit. Bob Keeshan, the man who was Captain Kangaroo, was born June 27, 1927 in Long Island, NY. As an ex-Marine, he debuted as the captain in 1955 and the show ran for almost 30 years.
Awesome man who provided children with great role models as he was himself! Children these days don't have it as good. He passed away in 2004.