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Hollywood mourned passings in 2004

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- The roster of entertainment-industry notables who died in 2004 included acting icon Marlon Brando, musical genius Ray Charles, "Superman" Christopher Reeve, com
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Today is Sunday, Oct. 3, the 277th day of 2004 with 89 to follow.
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Bob Keeshan, 'Captain Kangaroo' dead

NEW YORK, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Bob Keeshan, the easy-going, bushy-mustached actor who created the classic children's television show, "Captain Kangaroo," died Friday. He was 76.

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A Blast from the Past

After months of televised testimony in a highly controversial and watchable trial held amid a circus-like atmosphere, O.J. Simpson was acquitted on murder charges on this date in 1995. A criminal court jury in Los Angeles found the former football star in
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Today is Thursday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2002 with 89 to follow.
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A Blast from the Past

The weekly Blast from the Past package for Sept. 30-Oct. 6.
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Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2002 with 187 to follow.
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Robert James Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was 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 people during its 30-year run from 1955-1984.

Keeshan also played the original "Clarabell the Clown" on the Howdy Doody television program.

Keeshan was born in Lynbrook, New York. In 1945, during World War II, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve, but was still in the United States when Japan surrendered. He attended Fordham University on the GI Bill. An urban legend claims that actor Lee Marvin said on The Tonight Show that he had fought alongside Keeshan at the Battle of Iwo Jima in February–March, 1945. However, Marvin not only never said this, but had not served on Iwo Jima (having been hospitalized from June 1944 until October 1945, from wounds received in the Battle of Saipan), and Keeshan himself never saw combat, having enlisted too late to serve overseas.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Bob Keeshan."
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