January 29, 1923|
Brooklyn, New York, U.S.
|Died||April 20, 1989
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
|Resting place||Mount Sinai Memorial Park, Los Angeles|
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". He also wrote for popular TV series such as 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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