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In Memoriam: Film and TV Entertainers Who Died In 2014
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As 2014 comes to a close, we take a moment at Geeks Of Doom to remember all the fallen entertainment figures in film and television who left us this year. This year, we gave a farewell to a large array of heavyweights, cult heroes, pioneering figures, and sentimental favorites who were among those who have passed on in a physical sense, but leaving the memories, the ones that they made in the past and the ones each of their fans have in regards to them.

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Don Pardo, Legendary Broadcaster and Original Announcer For ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Dies At 96
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Don Pardo, venerable voice over and television show announcer, who spanned a career over 70 years, mainly with NBC, and best remembered as the original announcer of Saturday Night Live, has died at the age of 96.

No other announcer had the kind of urgency and instantly recognizable lilt and lift in his vocal patterns quite like Don Pardo did. In many ways, with his snappy prose, clipped cadence, and swooping baritone, Pardo exemplified the stereotype of an announcer and the public’s perception of one, in the best possible way.

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