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    Default Actor Cosmo Allegretti ("Grandfather Clock ") on Captain Kangaroo, Dies at 86

    Captain Kangaroo voice actor of Grandfather Clock and Mister Moose, dies at 86


    August 7, 2013

    Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced puppet characters such as Grandfather Clock and Mister Moose on the children’s television show Captain Kangaroo”, has died. A statement released by his friend and attorney John Munzel on Wednesday, Aug. 7., said Allegretti passed away due to complications from emphysema in Arizona recently. According the San Jose Mercury News, he was 86 years-old.

    Many baby boomers will remember other characters Allegretti voiced, such as Dancing Bear, Bunny Rabbit, Rollo the Hippopotamus, Miss Worm, Cornelius the Walrus, Dennis the Apprentice and more.

    Captain Kangaroo starred Bob Keeshan and aired on CBS beginning in 1955. It remained a kids staple for over 30 years. Allegretti had worked as a puppeteer, but originally was hired as a set painter in the early days of the show.

    When producers were unhappy with a puppet made by one of the professionals, Allegretti volunteered to make a replacement, and the rest as they say is history.

    Bob Keeshen died back in 2004 at the age of 76, according to IMDB. Besides his work on “Captain Kangaroo”, as an actor Allegretti appeared in films including “Prince of the City” and “Author! Author!”

    Allegretti resided in Hampton Bays, N.Y., and New River, Ariz.. He died on July 26.

    ‘Captain Kangaroo’ voice actor of Grandfather Clock and Mister Moose, dies at 86 - Springfield pop music | Examiner.com
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    Aw sad. I loved watching Captain Kangaroo as a kid.
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    I alway loved Mister Moose!

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