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Legendary TV Announcer Don Pardo Dead at 96

Tue, 19 Aug 2014 04:18:46 +0000

Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Legendary television announcer Don Pardo died Monday evening, an NBC spokesperson has confirmed to ABC News. He was 96.

Pardo is strongly associated with NBC, and in particular its sketch-comedy program Saturday Night Live. He served as the announcer for SNL for virtually its entire run, beginning with its premiere season in 1975.

During his distinguished career, Pardo also lent his voice to several game shows, including early versions of Jeopardy! and The Price Is Right.

Pardo, who began his relationship with NBC as a radio broadcaster in the 1940s, also worked on various NBC news programs.


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