TYPE: Archive
COMPONENTS: 11 File Folders With Copies of Press Clippings: -Oct, Nov, Dec 1981 -September 1981 -"Good Evening, Captain" Special 1981 -Clippings concerning Keeshan's heart attack July/Aug 1981 -Clippings March 81 -Clippings on radio show "Subject is Young People" 1980 -Clippings about show change Sept/Oct 1981 -Misc 1982 clippings
NOTES: From the estate of Bob Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo).
ITEM ID: 4849

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Bob Keeshan’s Private Collection of Press Clippings

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Decade: 1980s
Century: 20th (1901-2000)

Bob Keeshan’s private collection of press clippings regarding his heart attack.

Keeshan suffered a severe heart attack just moments after stepping off a plane at Toronto Pearson International Airport on July 11, 1981, which pushed the start of a revamped version of his show back to at least mid-August. He had come to the city to accept a children’s service award. Keeshan underwent triple-bypass surgery and received an estimated 5,000 get-well wishes from fans during his hospitalization.