Robert J. Keeshan Biography (1927-)
Born June 27, 1927, in Lynbrook, Long Island, NY; son of Joseph (a chain grocery supervisor) and Margaret (Conroy) Keeshan; married Anne Jeanne Laurie (aspeech therapist and television studio receptionist), December 30, 1950; children: Michael Derek, Laurie Margaret, Maeve Jeanne. Addresses: HOME--Babylon, NY 11702. OFFICE--Robert Keeshan Associates, Inc., 524 West 57th St.,New York, NY 10019. AGENT--Marvin Josephson, 1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019.
- Birth Details
- June 27, 1927
- Lynbrook, New York, United States
- Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION APPEARANCES
- Clarabelle the Clown, Howdy Doody Show, NBC, 1947-52.
- Corny the Clown, Time for Fun, ABC, 1953-55.
- Tinker, Tinker's Workshop, ABC, 1954-55.
- Star, Captain Kangaroo, 1955-85.
- title role and Town the Clown, Mr. Mayor Show, CBS, 1964-65.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL TELEVISION WORK
- Page, 1943-45 and fourth-floor receptionist, 1946-47, forNBC Television,New York City.
- stagehand, Howdy Doody Show, NBC, 1947.
- Producer, Tinker's Workshop, ABC, 1954-55.
- Creator and writer, Captain Kangaroo, 1955-85.
- Creator, Mr. Mayor Show, CBS, 1964-65.
- Producer, Revenger of the Nerd, CBS Afternoon Playhouse, CBS.
- Credits; PRINCIPAL RADIO WORK
- Commentator: The Subject Is Young People, CBS, 1980-82; CBS News, 1981-82; CBS Morning News, 1982--.
- Writings;BOOKS; JUVENILE
- She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, Harper, 1963.
- Editor, Captain Kangaroo's Storybook, Random House, 1963.
- Columnist for New York Herald Tribune, Good Housekeeping, Parade, McCall's.