A trivia question for knowledgeable New Yorkers:

Who is “Famous Ray”?

Y’know, the man of a million bad pizza joints?

Famous Ray’s Pizza, Original Ray’s Pizza, Ray’s Original Famous Pizza, The Original Famous Ray’s Pizza, Ray’s Famous Pizza? Original Famous Pizza by Ray, ad nauseum. Who the heck was this guy?

Heck, no one even knows which pizza joint was the original first one and only famous Ray’s, let alone who “Ray” was!

9Actually, I’ve always had a tendency to believe in the one on 6th Ave down in the vicinity of 11th Street, but I can’t prove it predates the others or anything.)