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Hugh Brannum (1910–1987)

Hugh Brannum was born on January 5, 1910 in Sandwich, Illinois, USA. He was an actor, known for Captain Kangaroo (1955), The Fred Waring Show (1949) and Good Evening, Captain (1981). He was married to Joan. He died on April 19, 1987 in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Captain Kangaroo
Captain Kangaroo Mr. Green Jeans / Mister Green Jeans / Himself - Bass
The Fred Waring Show
The Fred Waring Show Himself - Singer / The Mad Hatter
Good Evening, Captain


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 1956 Make Room for Daddy (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Nelson Eddy Show (1956) ... (writer: "I Wish I Was")
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 1981 Good Evening, Captain (TV Special)
 1960 Captain Kangaroo (TV Series)
Himself - Bass
- Episode dated 14 May 1960 (1960) ... Himself - Bass (as Lumpy Brannum)
 1950 The Fred Waring Show (TV Series)
Himself - Singer
- Episode #3.1 (1950) ... Himself - Singer

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Alternate Names:

'Lumpy' Brannum | Lumpy Brannum | Uncle Lumpy

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Played bass in the orchestra accompanying Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians on NBC radio in the 1940s and 1950s (and later the Waring TV program) as "Lumpy" Brannum. Originated stories about "Little Orley," a farm kid, for the Waring radio show and recorded under the name Uncle Lumpy. See more »



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