Don Pardo, the Voice of ‘NBC,’ for over 70 years... Is Dead at 96



Don Pardo, who literally introduced television viewers to some of America’s biggest stars and soon-to-be-stars as the longtime announcer for “Saturday Night Live,” died on Monday, 18 AUG 2014 in Tucson. He was 96. NYTimes Obit 
 Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and television announcer whose career spanned over seven decades. A member of the Television Hall of Fame, Pardo was noted for his 70-year tenure with NBC, working as the announcer for early incarnations of such notable shows as The Price Is Right, Jackpot, Jeopardy!, Three on a Match, Winning Streak and NBC Nightly News. His longest, and best-known, announcing gig was for NBC's Saturday Night Live, a job he held for 38 seasons, from the show's debut in 1975 until his death in 2014.WIKIPEDIA

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