Bob Elliott (comedian)

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Robert Brackett Elliott (March 26, 1923— ) is an American comedian, formerly one-half of the comedy duo of Bob and Ray. Elliott was born in Boston, Massachusetts.

Elliott hosted The Bob and Ray show from 1951 to 1953. The show starred Elliott and his long-time sidekick Ray Goulding. 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 also appeared on radio with Garrison Keillor in A Prairie Home Companion.

In 1990, Elliott portrayed Fred Peterson in the television series Get A Life, which starred his real-life son Chris Elliott as his son in the show.

In 1994, Elliott appeared in the Tim Burton–produced film Cabin Boy, where he played his real-life son's father once again.

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