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Hal Douglas, Legendary Movie Trailer Narrator, Dies at 89

You may not recognize his name or face, but you definitely know his voice

Hal Douglas, one of the top voice-over artists of his generation, passed away last week with his family at his side. He was 89 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010.

While the fewest people would recognize his face, his voice has starred in trailers for thousands of movies, documentaries, television series and commercials, including Forest Gump, Meet the Parents and Philadelphia.

Hal Douglas began working as voice-over artist in 1972 and was active in the industry until 2012. He leaves behind his wife, a daughter and two sons.

[New York Times]

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