Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer and voice of characters such as Grandfather Clock and Dancing Bear from the TV show Captain Kangaroo has passed away at the age of 86. On July 26th in Arizona, Allegretti died of emphysema.
According to People, some of the other characters Allegretti created include Bunny Rabbit, Mister Moose, Rollo the Hippopotamus, Miss Worm, Cornelius the Walrus, and Dennis the Apprentice.
Some people are confusing Allegretti with the actual “Captain Kangaroo”, Bob Keeshan, while others are setting the confusion straight.
Oops, @KTVU . Your tweet: "Cosmo Allegretti, also known as 'Captain Kangaroo,' has died." Bob Keeshan was Captain. Cosmo did puppets/voices.
— Stan Bunger (@BungerKCBS) August 7, 2013
Bob Keeshan died in 2004.
@KTVU Cosmo was not Captain Kangaroo. He was a character on the show. Bob Keeshan was the Captain.
— Sylvie Burns (@sharkfan97) August 7, 2013
Have a look at the famous Mr. Moose and Bunny Rabbit in the video below.
R.I.P. Cosmo Allegretti.