In a world of movie trailers, Don LaFontaine was king

"The Voice" - real name Don LaFontaine has passed away at the age of 68 - was the worlds most recognizable announcer. He was the voice that all other voices tried to be. Voiceover artist Ashton Smith once remarked "When you die, the voice you hear in heaven is not Don's. It's God trying to sound like Don." When rereading that quote Tuesday, Smith said "I guess God is going to lose that gig when Don gets up there because Don is just that good." Source:AP - Hat Tip BAP

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I think almost everyone I know tries an impression of The Voice. Watching a trailer just won't be the same.

I vote Prof. Stephen Hawking as his successor, though.

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Aw maaan - he was funny charming as well. Cashiers job at Denny's. Hehe.