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Ray Goulding


Died when: 68 years 4 days (816 months)
Star Sign: Pisces


Ray Goulding

Raymond Walter Goulding (March 20, 1922 – March 24, 1990) was an American comedian, who, together with Bob Elliott formed the comedy duo of Bob and Ray.He was born in Lowell, Massachusetts, the fourth of five children of Thomas Goulding, an overseer in a textile mill, and his wife Mary.

Upon graduation from high school at age 17, Ray Goulding was hired as a $15-a-week announcer on local station WLLH, using the name 'Dennis Howard' to avoid confusion with his older brother Phil, an announcer in Boston radio at the time.

A year later Ray was hired by Boston radio station WEEI under his own name.His career was interrupted in 1942 by World War II.

After graduating from US Army OCS he was posted to Fort Knox, Kentucky as an instructor, attaining the rank of captain.

While stationed there he met his wife, then-Lt.Mary Elizabeth Leader, likewise attached to the base as a dietitian.They married in 1945 and would eventually have four sons and two daughters.

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