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Voice You've Heard in Movie Trailers Is Gone

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

(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... More »

GEICO Fires Voice Actor After He Insults Tea Partiers

But it wasn't the guy who does the gecko

(Newser) - They didn't stop the health care bill, but tea partiers have gotten the voice of GEICO fired. No, not the gecko, the guy who says, "GEICO, real service, real savings." It seems he called up the group FreedomWorks and left a long, nasty message with lines like, "... More »

Morgan Freeman Becomes Voice of CBS News

'It was the right time' to replace Walter Cronkite: network

(Newser) - Nearly six months after Walter Cronkite's death, his voice is leaving the CBS Evening News. His introduction of anchor Katie Couric has been replaced by a voiceover featuring actor Morgan Freeman. The legendary CBS News anchor recorded the introduction, played at the beginning of most newscasts, when Couric started at... More »

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