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First Black Character On Captain Kangaroo,”Mr. Baxter” Actor James Wall Dies at 92.

October 29, 2010

Pioneering vaudevillian and the first black character portrayed on the popular CBS children’s program ‘Captain Kangaroo’, James Wall,92, has passed away, taking years of stories, anecdotes, and trailblazing experiences that advanced the opportunities for African-American entertainers and behind the scenes players throughout the entertainment business,and profoundly at a nationally broadcasted television network.(Source) CBS News is […]