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Robert Keeshan (Robert James Keeshan)

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Biography

Lynbrook, Long Island, New York, USA
Television producer and host Robert James Keeshan was born in Lynbrook, Long Island, New York. As a young man he served in the US Marine Corps Reserve. Starting as a page at the National Broadcasting Company, Keeshan later began his on-air career as the original "Clarabell, the Clown" for the NBC The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (aka "The Howdy Doody Show"). He was then the first host/performer of WJZ/WABC TV Ch. 7 NYC's "Time For Fun" / "The Johnny Jellybean Show". Keeshan emceed the show as "Corny The Clown" weekdays at noon from Monday, September 21st, 1953, to Friday, July 29th, 1955. Read more...

Actor

Character: Charles Sender

The Stupids 1996

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Character: Captain Kangeroo

Day by Day 1988

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Character: Himself

The Joan Rivers Show 1989

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Character: Clarabell the Clown

Texaco Star Theatre 1948

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Character: Himself

Cher 1975

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Character: Himself

Dinah's Place 1970

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