Voice You've Heard in Movie Trailers Is Gone

Hal Douglas, one of the 'in a world' guys, is dead at 89

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 13, 2014 3:29 PM CDT

(Newser) – You know the voice even if the name isn't familiar. Voice-over artist Hal Douglas, who added drama to countless movie trailers and TV promos, is dead at age 89 of pancreatic cancer, reports the Guardian. The New York Times notes that Douglas was one of three legends in the industry, including Don Morrow (Titanic trailer) and the late Don LaFontaine. Douglas achieved some in-front-of-the-camera fame of his own in a 2002 trailer for Comedian, in which he spoofs his own propensity to use phrases like "In a world where ..."

A screen shot of Hal Douglas off YouTube.
A screen shot of Hal Douglas off YouTube.   (YouTube)
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Hal Douglas doing a trailer of sorts for 'Comedian.'   (YouTube)
Hal Douglas voices the trailer for the original 'Lethal Weapon.'   (YouTube)
Hal Douglas reflects on his voice and career in this video.   (YouTube)

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