New York County
New York, USA
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.
Lot's of kids watched this show, as for the cowabunga word I thought that was from Ninja Turtles ( things you learn while bringing up kids..lol) but i guess he coined the word way back in the Howdy Doody days,....also Bob Keeshan ( Captain Kangaroo,was on the original cast of Howdy Doodty Show)
I'll bet you can't sing the song in your heads right now can you ? or are you? hahahahah
Come on "It's ---------Howdy Doody Time , it's howdy...........now you've got it........lol