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James Wall, 'Captain Kangaroo' Star, Dead at 92

by PopEater Staff, posted Oct 29th 2010 10:45AM
James WallJames Wall, who played neighbor Mr. Baxter on the children's show 'Captain Kangaroo,' died at the age of 92.

CBS News reported that Wall, a longtime stage manager for the service, died Wednesday in New York City after a short illness.

The former vaudevillian joined the popular children's show in 1962 as a stage manager before persuading the show's producers to create its first black character in 1968.

He played Baxter and another recurring roll on the show until 1978.

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