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Voiceover King Don LaFontaine Dies at 68

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Voiceover King Don LaFontaine Dies at 68

September 02, 2008

Wired.com

By Lewis Wallace

EXCERPT:

Don LaFontaine, the man whose resonant voice read the trailers of thousands of movies over the past three decades, died Monday in Los Angeles. He was 68.

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LaFontaine, who did voiceover work in more than 5,000 trailers during his 33-year career, turned the "In a world where ..." opening line into an industry standard for studios promoting movies and TV shows.

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The voiceover legend remained active until recently, booming through seven to 10 voiceover sessions a day from his home studio. LaFontaine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from complications in the treatment of an ongoing illness, according to his agent.

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Santa TJS

That is too young, he had a great voice! RIP

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Santa JerryO

WE will miss him, may he Rest in Peace!!

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Kriss Kringle

What a great set of pipes.

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Santa Bear

Probably one of the most recognized voice over artists. I've always wanted to do something like that. He'll be missed. Rest in peace.

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Santa Trever

:santa_cry: Being a former Dj/EmCee, I thought he was a true great voice man and will be missed. I loved the Geico Insurance TV adds too!

I also just saw that Jerry Reed died today at 71. I loved me some Smokey and the Bandit.

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Santa Bear

Jerry Reed too? "Son!" Loved "When your hot, your hot..........when your not, your not" when I was young. RIP Jerry.

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