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Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Dies

19 August 2014 12:59 PM, PDT | ShockYa | See recent ShockYa news »

Don Pardo, the man who generations grew up with as the voice of “Saturday Night Live,” has died at the age of 96. The Hollywood Reporter stated that Pardo died in his sleep Monday evening. Pardo spent 38 seasons with the historic television sketch comedy show. He missed two episodes in March 2013 after breaking his hip. Pardo became the first announcer inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame due to his work not just with “Saturday Night Live,” but with “Jeopardy,” “The Price Is Right” and other programs. Pardo also announced the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963, when Pardo was working as a NBC staff  [ Read More ]

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R.I.P. Don Pardo, the Voice of Saturday Night Live, Dead at 96

19 August 2014 7:34 AM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

When Saturday Night Live returns for its new season, it will have lost one of its most distinctive aspects.  The show has cycled through dozens and dozens of cast members, but (with the exception of the 1981-82 season) there was always one voice to introduce them: Don Pardo.  That voice is gone now.  According to an NBC spokesman [via THR], Pardo passed away in his sleep yesterday. Although Pardo made a rousing impact on Saturday Night Live, he left an indelible mark as an announcer through his entire career.  He began to make a name for himself in the business as he worked as a game show announced for Winner Take All, Three on a Match, Call My Bluff, Jackpot, The Price is Right, and Jeopardy.  Pardo was already a 31-year veteran at NBC when Lorne Michaels hired him to be the announcer for SNL.  Pardo wanted to retire in 2004, but he was offered a lifetime contract. »

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Legendary SNL Announcer Don Pardo Has Passed Away

19 August 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | POPSUGAR | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Don Pardo has passed away at the age of 96. The longtime television and radio announcer passed away in his sleep in Tuscon, Az. Pardo, who is know for his role as the announcer for popular NBC program Saturday Night Live, began his career at NBC in 1944 and remained at the network until his retirement. Pardo served as the announcer for almost every season of SNL, from the very first episode in 1975 until his passing. Pardo also lent his voice to popular programs including The Price Is Right and Jeopardy. In 2010, Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame for his work. »

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Legendary SNL Announcer Don Pardo Has Passed Away

19 August 2014 7:02 AM, PDT | Popsugar.com | See recent Popsugar news »

Don Pardo has passed away at the age of 96. The longtime television and radio announcer passed away in his sleep in Tuscon, Az. Pardo, who is know for his role as the announcer for popular NBC program Saturday Night Live, began his career at NBC in 1944 and remained at the network until his retirement. Pardo served as the announcer for almost every season of SNL, from the very first episode in 1975 until his passing. Pardo also lent his voice to popular programs including The Price Is Right and Jeopardy. In 2010, Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame for his work. »

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Don Pardo, Longtime Voice of Saturday Night Live, Dies at 96

19 August 2014 4:15 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including Saturday Night Live, died Monday in Arizona. He was 96. Pardo died at his home in Tucson, where he moved after retiring from SNL said his daughter, Dona Pardo. Executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to continue with the show, so he flew back and forth to New York for many years. In recent years, he recorded his introductions from his Tucson home. Few recognized the face of Pardo, a handsome man with »

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Don Pardo Dead -- Legendary 'SNL' Announcer Dies at 96

19 August 2014 4:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Don Pardo -- the man who famously announced "It's Saturday Night Live!" starting from the very first episode of "SNL" in 1975 -- passed away Monday night at the age of 96 ... NBC officials confirm. Pardo reportedly died in his sleep in Tucson, Az. The man with the booming voice was hand-picked for the "SNL" job by creator Lorne Michaels -- and was featured on 38 of the 39 seasons (he missed season 7). He also missed 2 eps in 2013 after suffering a broken hip. »

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'Saturday Night Live's' legendary announcer Don Pardo dies at 96

18 August 2014 11:23 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Don Pardo, the iconic announcer of "Saturday Night Live," has passed away at 96. Born in Westfield, Massachusetts on Feb. 22, 1918, Pardo began working for NBC radio in 1944. By the 1950's he transitioned to television where he was the announcer on game shows "The Price is Right" and the first incarnation of "Jeopardy!"  Eventually each program either ended or left the network, but Pardo remained at NBC.  He was a regular live announcer for the network and was the first voice to let viewers know that President John F. Kennedy had been shot on Nov. 22, 1963.   Pardo is best known, however, for his work on "Saturday Night Live" where he announced the show for every season except for 1981-1982.  After the cold open, Pardo's voice was always heard saying, "It's Saturday Night Live!"  Pardo stopped recording the intro live in New York City in 2006.  He continued by pre-recording the intros and other segments from his home in Tuscon, »

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Don Pardo, the Voice of 'SNL', Dies at 96

18 August 2014 9:34 PM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

The iconic NBC announcer passed away Monday evening.

Don Pardo, the iconic announcer and voice-over talent for Saturday Night Live since the show's beginning in 1975, passed away Monday evening.

Don Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2010 and was the first voice-over announcer to receive the honor. He's perhaps best known for the SNL intro heard after, "Live, from New York, it's Saturday night!"

Although Pardo technically retired from NBC in 2004, he continued to lend his voice to the SNL intros every week. He has been a mainstay of SNL during all but one of its 40 seasons.

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When Pardo was hired by Lorne Michaels in 1975 to be the voice of SNL, he had already had a career that spanned over three decades. During his tenure, he often participated in a number of the sketches, lending his voice to SNL's various fake game shows, commercials and infomercials »

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Legendary Saturday Night Live Announcer Don Pardo Has Died

18 August 2014 9:04 PM, PDT | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Don Pardo, the veteran announcer whose iconic "Live from New York… It’s Saturday night" has opened the show since its 1975 premiere, passed away this evening at the age of 96, an NBC spokeswoman confirmed to Vulture late Monday. Pardo has opened SNL every season, except for one: The 1981–82 year, produced by sports exec Dick Ebersol.  In recent years, Pardo has been rumored to be stepping down from the announcing gig multiple times, and at one point, a decade ago, even “retired.” But SNL creator Lorne Michaels somehow always managed to get him to return, with Pardo pre-recording each week’s guests from his home in Arizona rather than live in studio. While Pardo will always be most closely associated with SNL, earlier in his career he was nearly as legendary to earlier generations as the announcer for the original incarnations of The Price is Right and Jeopardy! That latter gig »

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Don Pardo, Famed 'Saturday Night Live' Announcer, Dies At 96

18 August 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Uinterview | See recent Uinterview news »

Don Pardo, the legendary Saturday Night Live announcer, who announced the start of the NBC sketch show for more than three decades, has died. He was 96.

'SNL's Don Pardo Dies

Pardo died on Monday night, according to NBC spokesman Rich Licata, who did not give a cause of death. However, it’s possible that a broken hip the announcer suffered last year could have been a factor.

Saturday Night Live was Pardo’s longest-running announcing gig, beginning in October of 1975 and continuing till his death. For the first ever NBC’s Saturday Night show, Pardo announced from backstage: "NBC's Saturday Night. Starring George Carlin. With Janis Ian and Billy Preston. A film by Albert Brooks. Jim Henson's Muppets. The Not for Ready Prime Time Players. And comedians Valri Bromfield, Andy Kaufman. Ladies and gentleman, George Carlin!"

With the exception of Saturday Night Live’s seventh season, Pardo was the voice of SNL. »

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