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Bob Elliott, ‘Bob and Ray Show’ Star, Dies At 92

Comedian Bob Elliott, who was best known for being one half of the comedy duo on The Bob and Ray Show, has died. He was 92. Bob Elliott Dies Elliott passed away at his home in Maine after a battle with throat cancer, his son, actor and comedian Chris Elliott, confirmed to The New York […]

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Bob Elliott Dies; Comedian of Bob & Ray Fame Was 92

Updated with more information: Bob Elliott, the comedian known variously as radio newscaster Wally Ballou, beer pitchman Harry Piel and, always, as the shorter half of the comedy team of Bob & Ray, died Tuesday at home in Cundy's Harbor, Me. He was 92. His death was confirmed to the New York Times by his son, Chris Elliott, who followed his father into comedy and acting. Chris Elliott said his father had had throat cancer. While not as intellectually minded as…
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On the Late Bob Elliott, and Remembering the Longest, Deepest Laughter of My Life

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On the Late Bob Elliott, and Remembering the Longest, Deepest Laughter of My Life
I have never laughed harder than I did on the night of June 2, 1984, and I doubt I ever will. I don't recall exactly how it happened in those pre-internet days, but in the previous couple of years I had stumbled upon some tapes of the comedy team Bob and Ray. What I am sure of is that I'd never heard anything like them: Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding were so deadpan that you weren't even quite sure that they were joking. There was no straight-man-and-punch-line-guy split; they were both playing it dead straight, a couple of guys in suits. Often, the sketches involved one interviewing the other — Wally Ballou, Bob's dopey-journalist character, appeared regularly, always missing his entry cue by a half-second — and most often the subject of the interview would turn out to be spectacularly clueless. Once in a while, a character would have a
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Bob Elliott, Half of Comedy Duo Bob and Ray, Dies at 92

Bob Elliott, Half of Comedy Duo Bob and Ray, Dies at 92
Bob Elliott, half of the famed radio and television comedy team of Bob and Ray, died Tuesday from throat cancer, the New York Times reports. He was 92.

Elliott and his comedy partner Ray Goulding performed unique skits, as they took turns playing the jokester or straight man, while most comedy duos had one permanent person for each role. Soft-spoken Elliot and rambunctious Ray hosted the TV sketch show “The Bob and Ray Show” from 1951-1953.

The duo recorded comedy albums and frequently appeared on “The Tonight Show” and “The Ed Sullivan Show,” and were seen in Norman Lear’s “Cold Turkey” and Arthur Hiller’s “Author! Author!” Staring in 1970, they starred in “Bob and Ray: The Two and Only” on Broadway.

“I like jokes, but Ray and I, we never did jokes,” Elliott said in a 2011 interview with the Archive of American Television. “We weren’t in that line of humor.
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Bob Elliott, 'Bob and Ray' Comedian, Dead at 92

Bob Elliott, 'Bob and Ray' Comedian, Dead at 92
Bob Elliott, one-half of the Fifties comedy duo Bob and Ray and father of comedian Chris Ellott, passed away Tuesday at his home in Cundy's Harbor, Maine. He was 92. Chris Elliott confirmed his father's passing to the New York Times. No cause of death was given.

The partnership between Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding began in Boston in the late Forties, with the duo eventually headlining their own radio, TV and stage show. As part of the team's The Bob and Ray Show television program, Elliott popularized characters like reporter Wally Ballou,
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Comedian Bob Elliott - Father of Actor Chris Elliott and Grandfather to SNL Alum Abby Elliot - Dies at 92

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Comedian Bob Elliott - Father of Actor Chris Elliott and Grandfather to SNL Alum Abby Elliot - Dies at 92
Bob Elliott, one half of the longtime radio and comedy television duo Bob and Ray, has died, his son, actor Chris Elliot, told The New York Times on Wendesday. He was 92. Bob, who died at his home in Cundy's Harbor, Maine, started working with Ray Goulding on a local Boston radio station before transitioning to NBC radio, and, ultimately, to television from 1951-53. The star often played straight man to Goulding's more boisterous characters, and the pair took the act everywhere from The Tonight Show to The Ed Sullivan Show and, eventually, Broadway. After Goulding's death in 1990, Bob continued on the airwaves,
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Comedian Bob Elliott - Father of Actor Chris Elliott and Grandfather to SNL Alum Abby Elliot - Dies at 92

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Comedian Bob Elliott - Father of Actor Chris Elliott and Grandfather to SNL Alum Abby Elliot - Dies at 92
Bob Elliott, one half of the longtime radio and comedy television duo Bob and Ray, has died, his son, actor Chris Elliot, told The New York Times on Wendesday. He was 92. Bob, who died at his home in Cundy's Harbor, Maine, started working with Ray Goulding on a local Boston radio station before transitioning to NBC radio, and, ultimately, to television from 1951-53. The star often played straight man to Goulding's more boisterous characters, and the pair took the act everywhere from The Tonight Show to The Ed Sullivan Show and, eventually, Broadway. After Goulding's death in 1990, Bob continued on the airwaves,
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Bob Elliott, Comedy Legend and Father of Chris, Dies at 92

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Bob Elliott, Comedy Legend and Father of Chris, Dies at 92
Bob Elliott, the comedy legend who was half of the duo Bob and Ray, died on Tuesday. He was 92 years old. Elliott’s death was confirmed by his son Chris Elliott, who is himself an actor and comedian. Chris spoke with the New York Times, saying that his father died at his home in Maine. Bob Elliott was also the grandfather of “Saturday Night Live” veteran Abby Elliott, Chris’ daughter. He first met Ray Goulding when they both worked as radio announcers in Boston in the late 1940s. Their comedic chemistry was so good that they were called in to perform together on the.
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Michael Keaton remembers Harold Ramis, tackling Shakespeare, Ron Howard's 'Gung Ho'

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Michael Keaton remembers Harold Ramis, tackling Shakespeare, Ron Howard's 'Gung Ho'
Santa Monica — Michael Keaton is having the time of his life. Cruising along an awards circuit that has brought him plenty of kudos for his performance in Alejandro González Iñárritu's "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)" and probably more opportunities to talk about himself than he'd prefer, he seems consistently high on life and not at all phased by the grind. He's not someone who has really sought out this kind of attention and acclaim, often retreating to his ranch in Montana away from the Hollywood fray, but now that he's feeling the love? Let's just say I doubt anyone's having as much fun with all of this than he is. On the eve of this year's Oscar nominations announcement, I met Keaton for coffee and a light lunch at one of his favorite Santa Monica spots to chew on as much of his career and the awards
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An Ode To Bob & Ray

Usually I write about film-related subjects, but I just spent a happy weekend devouring David Pollock’s biography Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons (Applause Books) and feel impelled to spread the word about this wonderful and exceptionally well-written book. An Emmy Award-winning comedy writer (with his longtime partner Elias Davis), Pollock clearly spent a great deal of time preparing this thorough and empathetic volume, which not only charts the durable careers of Bob Elliott and Ray Goulding but paints a vivid picture of the broadcasting world in which they thrived—first in Boston, then in New York, and across the country in the waning days of network radio. ...

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DVD Review: Chris Elliott’s ‘Get a Life: The Complete Series’ is Finally Here

Chicago – Charlie Kaufman (“Adaptation,” “Being John Malkovich”) once wrote for a TV sitcom so odd that its network and most of the U.S. had no idea what to make of it. Without question, “Get a Life” was ahead of its time. So much of the twisted comedy of 2012 owes a debt to this true oddity from two decades ago, a unique gem that is finally getting a complete series release years after fans started clamoring for it.

Rating: 4.5/5.0

Was it worth the wait? First and foremost, the show is much funnier than I remembered. As the audio commentary points out (and there’s one on every episode), the series premiere of “Get a Life” was a relatively straightforward comedy about a man-child. It wasn’t nearly as dark and twisted as it would later become. Quickly, “Get a Life” turned more into a show about a demented loner and
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Oh, how I wish you could hear this!

As the world watched the incredible opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, the same thought was on many minds: How in the world can London possibly top this in 2012? Faced with that challenge, director Danny Boyle seems to have been inspired by the title of a Monty Python film: "And now for something completely different." I don't know if Boyle's opening ceremony was good. I don't know if it was bad. I know it was surely the sort of event for which the British invented the term "gob-smacking." It was truly, deeply, British. It was by the Brits and for the Brits. Poor Matt Lauer, Meredith Vieira and Bob Costas labored heroically to soldier through their notes, helping clueless NBC viewers to identify a speech from Shakespeare's "Tempest," recognize the 19th century industrialist Brunel, and spot topics they might not have been familiar with, such as the Sex Pistols and the Industrial Revolution.
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Anthony Gose, The Toronto Blue Jays’ Second Best Prospect, Is On Fire

Before every Major League Baseball All-Star Game, a prospects game is held. Referred to as The All-Star Futures Game, which is a Team USA vs. Team World friendly, it features the best young talent from teams’ minor-systems. Representing the Toronto Blue Jays this year was none other than top prospect Anthony Gose.

Gose, the Blue Jays’ second-highest rated player in their system – ranked below only catching phenom Travis d’Arnaud – started in centrefield for Team USA and had an amazing game before being substituted out prior the top of the fifth. The 21-year-old from Paramount, Calif. went 1-1 with a run and a walk as Team USA rallied from a 4-0 deficit through three-and-a-half innings to come back and crush the World team 17-5 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City.

Gose hit a ground ball single past the second baseman in the third inning, eventually scoring, and drew a four-pitch walk in the fourth.
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Abby Elliott To Star In Fox Comedy Pilot, Might Leave ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live co-star Abby Elliott is heading to primetime. I’ve learned that Elliott is poised to play the lead in Dana Fox’s Fox pilot Ben Fox Is My Manny. (That’s a lot of Fox-es in one sentence.) The single-camera comedy centers on an uptight single mother (Elliott) whose aimless brother moves in to help raise her daughter (Maggie Jones). The new gig won’t interfere with Elliott’s duties on SNL this season — I hear that she will film the pilot during the late-night show’s spring hiatus. If Ben Fox goes to series, Elliott will stay with it, leaving SNL. If not, she is expected to continue on the NBC late-night sketch comedy series, which she joined in 2008 as a featured player. This marks Elliott’s first major TV gig outside of SNL, where she is probably best known for her memorable impersonations including Angelina Jolie,
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Abby Elliott: 'SNL has cocaine schedule without the cocaine'

Abby Elliott: 'SNL has cocaine schedule without the cocaine'
Abby Elliott has admitted that it's often difficult to keep up with Saturday Night Live's breakneck production schedule. The actress, who is also the daughter of former SNL star Chris Elliott, told Maxim that Saturday Night Live's schedule is still as demanding as in previous decades, but the current cast do not live up to the show's legendary reputation for drug use. "I was 21 [when I joined SNL]. Thank God, because if I had been underage, it would've been so depressing. But it's a lot tamer than in the old days. It's the same cocaine schedule, but without the cocaine," the comic told the magazine. Abby also discussed her family's history in New York City's legendary Ge Building at 30 Rockefeller Plaza, where her grandfather Bob Elliott made guest appearances on Saturday Night (more)
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Andy Rooney obituary

Us news commentator known for his wry signoff essays on CBS

From 1978 until last month, Andy Rooney, who has died aged 92, regularly occupied the last minutes of the CBS Sunday evening show 60 Minutes. Wry, often tart, sometimes combative and always beguiling, he presented a miniature essay on a topic of his choice. The programme's phenomenal audience figures in the Us and around the world made him one of the best known news commentators, even though his segment was only – to borrow its name – A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.

Staring out from under a wiry thicket of eyebrows, he would rummage in his desk drawer and comment caustically on its contents, compare the shrinking quantities of coffee tins, ruminate on the existence of God – he was an agnostic – or mock the absurdities of the politically correct. His liberal tendencies brought enmity from the right, but his stalwart, old-fashioned values sometimes
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Andy Rooney obituary

Andy Rooney obituary
From 1978 until last month, Andy Rooney, who has died aged 92, regularly occupied the last minutes of the CBS Sunday evening show 60 Minutes. Wry, often tart, sometimes combative and always beguiling, he presented a miniature essay on a topic of his choice. The programme's phenomenal audience figures in the Us and around the world made him one of the best known news commentators, even though his segment was only – to borrow its name – A Few Minutes With Andy Rooney.

Staring out from under a wiry thicket of eyebrows, he would rummage in his desk drawer and comment caustically on its contents, compare the shrinking quantities of coffee tins, ruminate on the existence of God – he was an agnostic – or mock the absurdities of the politically correct. His liberal tendencies brought enmity from the right, but his stalwart, old-fashioned values sometimes
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Denise Richards Reacts to Charlie Sheen's Twins

"The Insider" has Denise Richards' reaction to ex-husband Charlie Sheen and wife Brooke Mueller Sheen's new twin baby boys. Denise spoke with Samantha Harris following her performance on "Dancing with the Stars," saying she was on her way to take her daughters to see Charlie and Brooke's new babies. "They have brothers. They each picked their own," Denise says of her daughters' reaction to their new siblings. The twins -- named Bob and Max -- were born Saturday night, a rep for the actor told "The Insider." Sheen already has three daughters -- Sam, 5, and Lola, 3, with Denise -- and 24-year-old Cassandra from a previous relationship with ex-girlfriend Paula Profitt. For more with Denise and the other "Dwts" cast, click here!

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Morning Links!!!

The Antm casting call in NYC ends in stampede and hospitalized victims! - Icydk Charlie and Brooke Sheen gave birth to twin sons, Max and Bob, on Saturday - lilsugar Race to Witch Mountain was number one at the box office this weekend - BuzzSugar Actor Ron Silver died yesterday at age 62 due to esophageal cancer - Scandalist Madonna and Jesus Luz have apparently moved in together - Celebitchy Is Rihanna playing Whitney Houston's role in The Bodyguard remake? - Lifeline Live Radio host Don Imus diagnosed with prostate cancer - Popeater SNL takes on The View  - I'm Not Obsessed Heidi and Spencer's siblings are both avoiding them - Fox Pop Tarts
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Charlie Sheen's twins born prematurely

Charlie Sheen's twins have been born six weeks early. The 'Two And A Half Men' actor and his wife Brooke Mueller welcomed sons Bob and Max into the world on Saturday night (14.03.09) in Los Angeles. Despite their premature arrival, Charlie's publicist Stan Rosenfield insists there are no health complications. He said: "The boys doing great and so is Brooke. The whole family is very happy. Charlie is ecstatic. He's a family man - now he has three daughters and two sons. He's a wonderful father." Charlie, 43, had previously said he and 31-year-old Brooke - who was hospitalised with premature contractions last month - were expecting the boys to arrive ahead of schedule. Speaking last week, he
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