Don Pardo

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Don Pardo
BornDominick George Pardo
(1918-02-22)February 22, 1918
Westfield, Massachusetts, U.S.
DiedAugust 18, 2014(2014-08-18) (aged 96)
Tucson, Arizona, U.S.
Other namesDom Pardo
OccupationVoice actor, announcer
Years active1938–2014
Spouse(s)
Catherine Lyons (m. 1938–1995)
(her death)
Signature
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Dominick George "Don" Pardo (February 22, 1918 – August 18, 2014) was an American radio and television announcer. He was the announcer for Saturday Night Live. He was also the announcer for Jeopardy! when it was hosted by Art Fleming.

Pardo was born in Westfield, Massachusetts on February 22, 1918. His career began in 1938. He lived in New York City, New York[1][2] until he moved to Tucson, Arizona.[3] In March 2013, Pardo was hospitalized for a broken hip.[4]

Pardo died on August 18, 2014 in Tucson, aged 96.[5]

References[change | change source]

  1. The New York Times
  2. The New York Times
  3. "Don Pardo, the Voice of 'Saturday Night Live,' Dies at 96". The New York Times. August 19, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  4. 'Saturday Night Live' announcer Don Pardo suffers broken hip -- Report
  5. "Don Pardo dead, Saturday Night Live' announcer, dies at 96". Deadline.com. Retrieved August 19, 2014.

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