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Longtime ‘SNL’ Announcer Don Pardo Dies At 96

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(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

(credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (AP) — Few would recognize his face, but most would know his voice: that booming baritone that for nearly four decades would introduce the lineups on “Saturday Night Live.”

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose resonant voice-over style was widely imitated and became the standard in the field, died Monday in Arizona at the age of 96.

Pardo, with a strong chin and confident smile that were overshadowed by his majestic delivery, graced newscasts, game shows and TV programs for more than 60 years. During the original version of “Jeopardy!,” his answers to the statement, “Tell ‘em what they’ve won, Don Pardo,” became a memorable part of the program.

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