January 23, 2004 Captain Kangaroo is Dead. :-(

MSNBC is the only place I can find news of Bob Keeshan's death...Here's a profile of him on Who2. Ha! I beat USA Today to the punch.

Not too many celebrities evoke the descriptor "beloved" but in this case it is a moniker that rings true. I am one of the kids who grew up watching the Captain, Mr. Green Jeans, Bunny Rabbit, Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear entertain and educate masses of kids. He was a true gentle man and fom all accounts, the real deal. I wonder if he's dancing with Ann Miller now?

Here is a link to an earlier ref on my blog to the Cap'n...Check the June 27 entry...

From the personal weblog of Anthony Foster @http://anthonyfoster.com/blog/