BOB ELLIOTT, death at 92 years, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray.



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 Robert Brackett "Bob" Elliott (March 26, 1923 - February 2, 2016) was an American actor and comedian, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. He is the father of comedian/actor Chris Elliott and the grandfather of Abby Elliott. Elliott was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Gail Marguarite (née Brackett), a needleworker, and Fred Russell Elliott, who worked in insurance. On radio, he appeared in programs with his long-time partner Ray Goulding. These were in different series and time slots over decades, beginning in the late 1940s at Boston's WHDH radio when the two were first paired for Matinee with Bob and Ray, simply because it sounded better than "Matinob with Ray and Bob".WIKIPEDIA
Bob and Ray in a publicity photo with Tedi Thurman for Monitor (NBC radio), where all were program regulars On television, Elliott and Goulding hosted The Bob and Ray show from 1951 to 1953. Elliott appeared on a number of other television programs, including Happy Days; Newhart; and Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda in 1979 (with Goulding, Jane Curtin, Laraine Newman and Gilda Radner). He appeared on radio with Garrison Keillor in The American Radio Company of the Air. Bob and Ray writer Raymond Knight died in 1953. In 1954, Elliott married Knight's widow, Lee.

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