Stan Boreson of Kiddies Show fame from the 60’s has died


Stan Boreson, the genial, accordion-playing host of a children’s show on KING-TV and a regular presence in Puget Sound-area baby boomers’ lives, died Friday, Jan. 27.

In 1960, some of Seattle’s top TV personalities gathered around J.P. Patches, with Stan Boreson standing directly behind. (Roy Scully / The Seattle Times)


By Erik Lacitis
Originally published January 28, 2017


Stan Boreson, 91, the accordion-playing “King of Scandinavian Humor,” who from 1954 to 1967 hosted a kids show on KING-TV, died Friday night (Jan. 27).

Mr. Boreson was part of many a Puget Sound-arera baby boomers’ childhood days, back when television stations had on-air personalities who hosted kids shows.

The group in this area included the late J.P. Patches, and Brakeman Bill, Captain Puget and Wunda Wunda.

Mr. Boreson and his wife, Barbara Boreson, had just finished dinner Friday at their University Village-area senior complex when he suffered a stroke.

“It was peaceful,” said Barbara Boreson. They had been married 64 years.


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Curtis Blackwell, 59, who owns a Bothell video-production company, put together two video tributes, each about one-hour long, consisting of tapes from Mr. Boreson’s shows.




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