Legendary Comedian Bob Elliott Passes Away at Age 92
Old-school comedian Bob Elliott passed away yesterday at the age of 92. He was most known as one-half of the radio duo Bob & Ray, who got their start in the 1940s.
The two worked together for four decades before finally ending their run on NPR in 1987. They also appeared on "The Tonight Show", "The Ed Sullivan Show", and on Broadway.
Bob was the father of comedian Chris Elliott. He played Chris' dad on the cult TV series "Get a Life" in the early 90s and would also appear in Chris' 1994 movie "Cabin Boy".
Chris' daughter and Bob's granddaughter Abby Elliott was on "Saturday Night Live" from 2008 to 2012, following in her father's footsteps.
Bob Elliott is survived by five children, including Chris; 11 grandchildren, including the aforementioned Abby Elliott and comedic actress Bridey Elliott; and five great-grandchildren.
Here's a clip of Bob & Ray in one of their more memorable TV bits. It's from a 1979 TV special where they sing the Rod Stewart hit "Do You Think I'm Sexy" with Gilda Radner, Jane Curtin and Larraine Newman from "SNL". Bob is on the right.