Only months after we lost one of America’s most recognizable and beloved radio personalities, Casey Kasem, comes word of the death of a TV announcer whose voice has been part of game shows, newscasts, commercials — and most notably Saturday Night Live — for more than 60 years. NBC’s official announcer, Don Pardo, has died in his sleep at the age of 96.
If you’ve watched any NBC programming since the end of World War II, you’ve probably heard Don Pardo. His rich, baritone voice and the distinctive rhythm of his delivery became synonymous with some of the network’s most iconic shows, including The Price is Right, Jeopardy, and of course SNL.
Pardo was so well known and well respected in the industry that even rival networks honored his career and noted his passing. The video above is a report from CBS This Morning.
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