John Harlan (announcer)

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John Harlan at Fresno State University, c. 1948

John Henry Harlan (December 21, 1925 – February 27, 2017) was an American television and radio announcer. He has worked on many television projects for over 40 years, mainly game and variety shows. He was born in Sonoma County, California.

Perhaps his best-known work was for the Bob Hope specials aired on NBC during the 1960s through the 1990s and for Name That Tune produced between 1974 and 1985.

Harlan studied at California State University, Fresno, graduating in 1948.[1]

Harlan died in Los Angeles, California on February 27, 2017, aged 91.[2]

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