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Date of Birth 9 March 1928Yonkers, New York, USA
Date of Death 17 July 1994Baltimore, Maryland, USA  (Bone marrow cancer)
Birth NameThomas Stewart Kerr
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stu Kerr was born on March 9, 1928 in Yonkers, New York, USA as Thomas Stewart Kerr. He was an actor, known for The Adventure of the Action Hunters (1987), Morgan Stewart's Coming Home (1987) and Captain Kangaroo (1955). He was married to Mary Elizabeth Thatcher. He died on July 17, 1994 in Baltimore, Maryland, USA.

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Mary Elizabeth Thatcher (1956 - 17 July 1994) (his death) (4 children)

Trivia (4)

Credited as discovering and launching the careers of young puppeteers Kevin Clash and Todd Stockman on a local kids show called Caboose in the late seventies on WMAR-TV, Baltimore.
He was drafted and served in the Northern-most regions of the Korean War and his company saw many casualties.
Known to generations of Baltimore area TV viewers as: the Night Janitor (1950s), Mr. Fortune (1960s), Bozo the Clown (1960s), Professor Kool (1970s), and Wormy the Word Whiz (1980s) at WMAR-TV (1952-1981).
His grandson Dan Gvozden worked under Kevin Clash on the 39th and 40th seasons of Sesame Street and continues his grandfather's tradition of making comedic entertainment as a filmmaker.

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