|This archive photo is dated 1979.|
actor Cosmo Allegretti passed away last month in Arizona at 86. He was working as a set painter on a brand new kid’s show when the producer decided he didn’t like a particular puppet. So Cosmo volunteered to fill in. And that’s how Bunny Rabbit and Mister Moose and Grandfather Clock and so many other beloved “Captain Kangaroo” characters were born. Cosmo Allegretti was every one of them. He was also known as character Dennis the Painter on Captain Kangaroo. What happy memories I have, to this day, of eating cereal while sitting on the living room floor, cross-legged, in front of our large console TV! And, speaking of television sets:
Life is Good!