Robert Brackett 'Bob' Elliott (born March 26, 1923) is 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 Saturday Night Live cast member Abby Elliott. Elliott was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Gail M. and Fred Russell Elliott; Gail was a needleworker and Fred worked in insurance. On radio, Elliott did countless 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.
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