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Old 08-19-2014, 10:15 AM   #1
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NEW YORK (AP) ó Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on "Saturday Night Live."


Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.


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He was a staple at NBC. He and Bob Hope had the only lifetime contracts given by the network!

Really going to miss that intro to SNL. Rest in Peace, Mr Pardo!
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One of the best!
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96 years is a hell of a run. His voice is a integral part of the history of television...if not society as a whole...if not America itself.

You could here him say almost anything and immediately know who it was.

Truly a hall of famer!
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