Bob Keeshan’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Jun 27, 1927

Death Date

January 23, 2004

Age of Death

76 years

Cause of Death

Heart Attack


TV Actor

The tv actor Bob Keeshan died at the age of 76. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Actor and producer who was a children’s advocate for 30 years and is considered a pioneer in the formation of children’s television programs including playing the title character of the iconic Captain Kangaroo.

He married Anne Jeanne Laurie in 1950 and they had three children.



“I enjoy meeting not only contemporary children, but yesterday’s children as well. It’s nice to talk about the experiences we shared, they tell me, ‘You were a good friend.’ That’s the warmest part.” (Bob Keeshan)


“Generosity has built America. When we fail to invest in children, we have to pay the cost.” (Bob Keeshan)


“One of the big secrets of finding time is not to watch television.” (Bob Keeshan)


“Play is the work of children. It’s very serious stuff.” (Bob Keeshan)


“It is my contention that most people are not mugged every day, that most people in this world do not encounter violence every day. I think we prepare people for violence, and I think just as importantly we prepare people for the definition of being gentle.” (Bob Keeshan)