Edward Kean Howdy Doody Show Writer Dead – The writer of the “Howdy Doody Show,” Edward Kean, has died at the age of 85.
He was the primary writer for the show, and also wrote the theme song which became very popular during the height of the show’s popularity.
The show ran on NBC from 1947 to 1960, and was one of the most popular shows on NBC.
A family friend, Del Reddy, said on Monday that Kean died on August 13th at a nursing care facility in Oakland County’s West Bloomfield Township from complications of emphysema.
He also said that the New York native wrote the song “It’s Howdy Doody Time” which was used during the opening credits of the show. He is also known for creating the term “kowabunga” which was made popular by one of the show’s characters and was later borrowed by Bart Simpson on “The Simpsons.”
Though he was not involved in show business in the latter half of his life, his show is considered to be one of the most innovative during that period of television. It was a hugely popular success that captured the minds of children across the world during the height of its popularity.