Eddie Kean

Eddie Kean

Original Name Edward
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 13 Aug 2010 (aged 85)
West Bloomfield, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Burial Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan, USA
Plot Nusach H'ari Cemetery, Section D, Row 19, 8th grave to the left of the central path.
Memorial ID 57513640 · View Source
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Composer, Television Screenwriter. He shall be remembered for the song "It's Howdy Doody Time". Raised in New York City, he graduated from Columbia University and served in the US Navy during World War II. From 1947 until 1955, he wrote songs for television, and for RCA records. As the primary writer of NBC's popular children's TV program "The Howdy Doody Show" (1947 and 1960), he was credited with both the show's theme song and the coining of the expression "kowabunga", which was appropriated by California surfers of the 1960s and later by the cartoon character Bart Simpson. After 1958, Kean worked as a stockbroker. He died in a nursing facility of emphysema.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eddie Kean (28 Oct 1924–13 Aug 2010), Find a Grave Memorial no. 57513640, citing Congregation Beth Tefilo Cemetery, Ferndale, Oakland County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .