james wall obit captain kangaroo 'Captain Kangaroo' star James Wall dies at 92James Wall, “Captain Kangaroo’s” neighbor Mr. Baxter on the popular children’s television show, has died at the age of 92 after a short illness, reports CBS News.

Wall joined “Captain Kangaroo” in 1962 as a stage manager before convincing the show’s producers to create its first black character. Mr. Baxter took to the airwaves in 1968.

After his time on “Kangaroo,” Wall was a stage manager for many other CBS broadcasts over the years, including “60 Minutes,” “Face the Nation” and the US Open Tennis Championships. He was honored with an achievement award from the Director’s Guild of America in 1994.

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