LOVETTSVILLE, Va. (AP) - The family of legendary voice-over artist Hal Douglas says he has died at his home in northern Virginia.
Douglas' sonorous delivery starred in trailers for thousands of movies and documentaries. He died March 7 at his horse farm in Lovettsville, Va., with his wife Ruth and daughter Sarah at his side.
Douglas was 89. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2010.
While Douglas could probably walk down any street in the U.S. unrecognized, his voice was unmistakably a star. He was among the top voice-over artists of a generation, creating a career based on a rich baritone speaking voice that ranged from biblically epic to theatrically cheesy.
His work on trailers was eclectic, ranging from the somber "Philadelphia" to the comedic, including "Meet the Parents."
Listen to a few samples from Youtube below:
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.