Green Jeans - Hugh "Lumpy" Brannum starred as Mr. Green
Jeans, the chief aide to Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) at the
Treasure House on the children's program CAPTAIN
Mr. Green Jeans got his name from the clothes
he wore (a green pair of farmer overalls), and because of his
interest with the outdoors. He visited the Captain with a variety of
interesting items including cute little animals.
portrayed other characters on the show like The Professor, Greeno
The Clown, The Old Folk Singer, and Mr. Bainter The Painter.
his long running role on CAPTAIN KANGAROO, Hugh Brannum had been the
host of his own local New York show entitled UNCLE LUMPY'S CABIN
that aired daily on ABC at 5:00PM from August to November 1951. The
series was described in a letter to the New York Times as "a
composite or synthesis of the old-time values we all like our
children to know."
Earlier in his career Hugh had also created and
narrated a weekly series of folksy "Little Orley" stories which
orchestra leader Fred Waring used on his radio program in the 1940s.
Born January 5, 1910 in Sandwich, Illinois, Hugh Brannum died of
cancer on April 22, 1987 at his home in Sailorsburg, Pennsylvania.
He was 77 years old.
George Cahill played the role of Mr. Green Jeans on the syndicated 1997 revival series THE ALL NEW CAPTAIN
See also - "Captain
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