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Hal Douglas, a legendary voiceover artist, has died at the age of 89. You may not know his name, but you’ve certainly heard his voice. For over 60 years Hal Douglas worked as a voiceover artist and became one of the three iconic voices for film trailers along with the late Don Lafontaine and Don Morrow. Douglas died on Tuesday from complications due to pancreatic cancer his daughter announced yesterday. Douglas has often been credited with coining the phrase ‘In A World…’ although many others claim Lafontaine was the man behind the term. No matter who coined it though, both these legends could deliver it unlike any other, which was proved in Lake Bell’s fantastic 2013 comedy In A World… which followed a group of voiceover artists trying to bring the phrase back.
Douglas’ voice is ingrained in my, and probably millions of others’ memory, with unavoidable work in trailers such as Con Air, »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
The film industry lost a significant voice today, literally, as recording artist and trailer-voiceover icon Hal Douglas died at his home in Virginia. He was 89. The NY Times reports that Douglas died from complications related to pancreatic cancer. It doesn.t make much sense to us to tell you about Douglas right off the bat. It.s better if you hear him, at his best. This is Douglas playing off of his unusual job, recording a trailer for Jerry Seinfeld.s hysterical documentary, Comedian. It captures the essence of Douglas, beautifully: "Ah, no .In a world, Jack.." That.s very funny. It.s also one of what the Times reports as "thousands" of trailers Douglas narrated for movie studios over the years. Douglas once was considered one of the three "go-to talents" when you needed a trailer narrated (alongside the late Don Lafontaine, who died in 2008, and Don Morrow). A »
It's been six years since iconic movie trailer voice over artist Don Lafontaine passed away, and now that niche in the entertainment industry has lost another great. Hal Douglas has passed away at age 89 due to complications from pancreatic cancer. Along with Lafontaine and Don Morrow, Douglas was one of the top three movie trailer voice over artists in the industry. The man lent his voice to trailers for Philadelphia, Forrest Gump, Con-Air and Lethal Weapon, but also dabbled in comedy with contributions to the trailers for Coneheads and Meet the Parents. We could list his work all day, but it's better if you listen. Here's a demo reel of some of the work Hal Douglas did, and you'll recognize his voice immediately: And over 10 years ago, Mr. Douglas actually got in front of the camera for this clever movie trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's stand-up comedy documentary Comedian, where »
- Ethan Anderton
13 March 2014 7:03 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Voiceover artist Hal Douglas, whose gravelly baritone is likely recognized by movie fans after the thousands of trailers he narrated, has died, according to a report. Douglas died due to complications of pancreatic cancer, his daughter Sarah told the New York Times, which added that Douglas died Friday at his home in Lovettsville, Va. He was 89. Video: Jimmy Kimmel Transforms Popular YouTube Hits Into Dramatic Movie Trailers Douglas was one of the top two or three go-to voiceover talents for trailers, The Times reported, along with Don Lafontaine, who died in 2008, and Don Morrow, the voice of
- Hilary Lewis
Iconic voice behind multiple film promos - who became famous for the phrase 'In a world …' has died
• Hal Douglas - six of the best trailers from the voiceover king
Douglas's daughter Sarah told the New York Times her father passed away following complications from pancreatic cancer. He was known as one of a top trio of trailer voiceover artists - the late Don Lafontaine and Don Morrow, voice of the Titanic trailer were the others - who came close to monopolising the industry for decades with catchphrases such as "In a world … ".
"The fact is, my voice has been out there," Douglas told the Times in 2009. "And it hangs out there. You sit down in the theatre and sometimes in three out of four trailers I'd be on them. »
- Ben Child
Voice-over artist Hal Douglas died of complications from pancreatic cancer on March 7. He was 89.
Hal Douglas Dies
Douglas’ daughter Sarah Douglas, an actor, confirmed her father’s passing to The New York Times. He passed away at his home in Lovettsville, Va.
Douglas lent his voice-over talents to trailers for Forrest Gump, Philadelphia, Meet the Parents and Lethal Weapon among others, according to TMZ. The movie trailers he worked on number into the thousands. Douglas was a master at changing up his voice to provide appropriate voice-overs for a wide variety of movies – from dramatic and action-packed films to the more comedic and light-hearted.
In 2002, he notably appeared in the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary Comedian, engaging in a bit of wordplay rife with clichés as he attempted to provide the trailer’s voice-over.
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