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Ken Nordine (1920–2019)

Legendary voice-over artist, narrator, and disc jockey Ken Nordine was born on April 13, 1920 in Cherokee, Iowa, the son of an architect. Nordine attended Lane Technical College Prep High School and the University of Chicago. Blessed with an exquisitely deep, rich, soothing, and resonant baritone voice, Ken was heard on "The World's Great Novels" ... See full bio »


(age 98)

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Known For

Broken Noses Soundtrack
Fearless Frank The Storytelling Stranger


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 1983 Cube Quest (Video Game)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1981 The Jacksons: Can You Feel It (Video short)
Narrator (voice)
 1967 Fearless Frank
The Storytelling Stranger
 1955 Story of the Christmas Carol (TV Movie)
 1950 Developing Your Character (Short)
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 1973 The Exorcist (vocal coach: Linda Blair - uncredited)
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 1973 The Exorcist (special sound effects - uncredited)
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 1987 Broken Noses (Documentary) ("My Baby")
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 1975 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
Self - Actor
- Episode #15.30 (1975) ... Self - Actor
 1968 Worth How Many Words (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice)
 1960 Astaire Time (TV Special)
Self - Announcer (voice)
 1959 Wonderful World (Documentary short)
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 1959 Another Evening with Fred Astaire (TV Special)
 1951 Chicago Symphony Chamber Orchestra (TV Series)
 1948 Against the Tide (Documentary short)

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Other Works:

Album: "How Are Things in Your Town?" (Blue Thumb Records) See more »

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Personal Quote:

I like jazz for the principle of what jazz is: a flight of musical fantasy within structure. I'm trying to do the same thing verbally: take off on a theme so you become tangential and transcendent at the same time. See more »


Recorded several spoken word recordings with jazz background music. These include "Word Jazz", "Colors" and "A Transparent Mask". See more »


Deep, rich, soothing and resonant baritone voice


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