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Bob Elliott
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Comedian
    (March 26, 1923-February 2, 2016)
    Born in Boston, Massachusetts
    With Ray Goulding, formed the comedy duo Bob and Ray
    Hosted the TV shows ‘Bob and Ray’ (1951-53) and ‘The Name’s the Same’ (1955)
    With Ray, performed on Broadway in ‘The Two and Only’ (1970)
    Appeared in the films ‘Cold Turkey’ (1971), ‘Author! Author!’ (1982), ‘Quick Change’ (1990) and ‘Cabin Boy’ (1994)
    Portrayed Fred Peterson in Get A Life (1990-92)
    Father of Chris Elliott
    Grandfather of Abby Elliott
    He and his first wife got divorced after a decade of marriage.
    He went from parodying commercials in Bob and Ray to serving as a pitchman for Skippy Peanut Butter and Hartford Insurance.
    He was a lot less successful as a solo act than as half of Bob and Ray.
    He said that late in life he was ‘typecast’ as Chris’s dad (in ‘Get A Life’ and ‘Cabin Boy’).
    He served with an Army supply unit in Europe during World War II.
    His second marriage, to Lee Peppers, lasted 54 years until her death.
    He and Goulding had great chemistry.
    His and Ray’s absurdist humor delivered deadpan was a major influence on later generations of comedians.
    Chris Elliott acknowledged that part of the reason he was hired as a writer/performer for Late Night was David Letterman's admiration for Bob and Ray.

Credit: C. Fishel


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