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Thursday, September 4, 2008

In A Woooooorld Without Don LaFontaine

One of the legendary trailer voiceover artists Don LaFontaine passed away on September 1, 2008 from complications from a blood clot in his lungs. He was 68. He started performing movie trailer and TV spot voices overs after filling in as a replacement on the MGM produced Gunfighters of Casse Grande in 1964. He is credited as the man who introduced the phrase "In a world ..." to the movie trailer vocabulary.

Here is an interesting look at one of the most loved Hollywood figures. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

And HERE is an excellent short film of Don and other voice-over actors parodying themselves.

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