We know the names of the stars on TV and featured in motion pictures, how about the brilliant minds that write the scripts and match comedy to the personality? Martin Ragaway was the king! Born in 1923 and passed away to sit com heaven in 1989 at age 66. His son lives in Portland and has the best stories of growing up in Hollywood.
Martin invented the mini joke books that were displayed at the check out stands in thousands of grocery stores. Joke books on golf, lawyers, fishing etc. He sold millions.
Martin Ragaway co-wrote the most famous sketch in comedy history. Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First"
TV & FILMOGRAPHY OF MARTIN RAGAWAY
ABBOTT AND COSTELLO
BOB HOPE SPECIALS
THE RED SKELTON HOUR
HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE
THE EDDIE FISHER SHOW
PRIMETIME EMMY AWARD WINNER PLUS TWO OTHER NOMINATIONS
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