Bob Elliott, the Deadpan Half of Bob and Ray Comedy Team, Dies at 92
Bob Elliott, who as half of the comedy team Bob and Ray purveyed a distinctively low-key brand of humor on radio and television for more than 40 years, died on Tuesday at his home in Cundy’s Harbor, Me. He was 92.
His death was confirmed by his son Chris Elliott, the actor and comedian, who said his father had had throat cancer.
Mr. Elliott and his partner, Ray Goulding — Bob was the more soft-spoken one, Ray the blustery, deep-voiced one — were unusual among two-person comedy teams. Rather than one of them always playing it straight and the other handling the jokes, they took turns being the straight man.