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Don Pardo, RIP

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What more can one say? He was 96.

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Hm. OTOH I believe when Leopold Stokowski was 100 he signed a 10-year exclusive recording contract with Victor.

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Truly a voice of my childhood. It was funny when he was the announcer on SNL, he was already considered "old fashioned" then, that was some kind of inside joke, I think, that here's all these young crazy people on NBC, and here's Don Pardo. Continuity of the most televisiony type.

Yet look at how many of them he outlived. Last laughs best, etc.

I do remember expressing concern a few months back (December, maybe?) when his voice sounded weak and hoarse on an SNL. But he was back the next week, fully recharged, it sounded like.

Guys like Don Pardo might not be "stars", but they sure are legends, and deservedly so.

RIP, and tell us what we've won one last time, please.

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Hm. OTOH I believe when Leopold Stokowski was 100 he signed a 10-year exclusive recording contract with Victor.

But he was releasing records on Columbia, Decca and Desmar at he end of his life.

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Trivia time. Back in the 90's when our kids were younger, they had a CD-rom game called "Wacky Jacks" that was really great (very hip, as well as being well designed). Pardo was the voice of the game announcer, and his contributions were one of the best things about the game.

RIP

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Sad news, but the man had a long, productive life. RIP

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