Martin Ragaway

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Martin Ragaway
Born(1923-01-29)January 29, 1923
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
DiedApril 20, 1989(1989-04-20) (aged 66)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Resting placeMount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles[1]
Years active1949–1984

Martin Ragaway (January 29, 1923 – April 20, 1989) was an American screenwriter.


Ragaway wrote screenplays from the 1940s to the 1970s, and is known for writing a number of Abbott and Costello films; he co-wrote the most famous sketch in comedy history. Abbott & Costello's "Who's on First".[2] He also wrote for television series such as Dick Van Dyke Show", The Red Skelton Hour, Get Smart, The Brady Bunch, The Bill Cosby Show, Here's Lucy, I Dream of Jeannie, The Partridge Family, Diff'rent Strokes, and The Facts of Life. He also helped to write two Ma and Pa Kettle movies, 1950's Ma and Pa Kettle Go to Town, for which he penned the story and screenplay and the story for Ma and Pa Kettle At the Fair in 1952.


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