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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 5 January 1910Sandwich, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 19 April 1987East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA  (cancer)
Nickname Lumpy

Mini Bio (1)

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.

Spouse (1)

Joan (? - 19 April 1987) (his death)

Trivia (2)

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.
Actor Thomas L. Brannum was his only child (with his first wife before he married Joan, a CBS staff member whom he met while working on the Capt. Kangaroo TV show).

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