Actors and Entertainers

The Banana Man
This was a vaudeville character created by Adolf Proper and performed, after Proper's death, by Sam Levine.
The Banana Man
Watch him on Captain Kangaroo

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There are 4 comments for this item.

Posted by kluv42 at 11:01 pm (PDT) on Mon May 30, 2016   
I also watched Capt. Kangaroo when I was a kid, and don't remember this character at all...  Or maybe I erased him from my mind as fast as I could.  On purpose.
Posted by homer at 10:59 am (PDT) on Mon April 13, 2015   
i can remember two different men who played this great gig
Posted by Omo Kabish at 9:12 pm (PDT) on Wed July 3, 2013   
I remember this guy.  Seems like I saw him on the Ed Sullivan show back in the mid to late 50s.  He had a high voice "Ohhhhhhh!" of amazement as he would pull items out of his pocket and always ended by taking smaller boxes from a larger box (kind of like nesting dolls) and connecting them together like a train before driving it offstage.
Posted by Duff at 3:10 pm (PDT) on Fri June 28, 2013   
I watched Captain Kangaroo when I was a kid, but I sure don't remember this segment!

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