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

4 February 2016 1:09 PM, PST | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

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

3 February 2016 5:00 PM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

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

3 February 2016 1:31 PM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

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

3 February 2016 12:16 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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

3 February 2016 11:51 AM, PST | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

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

3 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Comedian Bob Elliott - Father of Actor Chris Elliott and Grandfather to SNL Alum Abby Elliot - Dies at 92

3 February 2016 11:30 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

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, »

- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble

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Bob Elliott, Comedy Legend and Father of Chris, Dies at 92

3 February 2016 10:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

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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