Thursday, March 13, 2014

Superstar Movie Trailer Narrator: Hal Douglas RIP

Movie trailer announcer Hal Douglas died at the age of 89. The cause was complications from pancreatic cancer. He died at his home in Lovettsville, VA.

Mr. Douglas was one of those voices that, if you went to the movies any time in the past number of decades, you immediately knew.

The New York Times:

Mr. Douglas was known for a generation in the voice-over industry as one of the top two or three go-to talents, along with Don LaFontaine, the most prolific, who died in 2008, and Don Morrow, the voice of the “Titanic”trailer.
His dramatic range, from Olympian-thunderous to comic-goofy, suited him for trailers for movies as diverse as “Philadelphia,” “Forrest Gump,”“Coneheads,” “Meet the Parents” and “Lethal Weapon.” (“Under 17 not admitted without a parent.”)
And I know him from the trailer for one of my favorite movies: MOONSTRUCK:


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