Trailer Narrator Hal Douglas Has Died at 89

Hal Douglas has died

Hal Douglas was one of the most prominent voices in the movies, as his instantly-recognizable baritone provided the narration for many trailers. Douglas died recently at 89, reports the New York Times, citing complications from pancreatic cancer. After the break revisit some of his more recognizable pieces of work.

One could point to innumerable examples of the range of tones Douglas could lend to a trailer, but this demo reel does a good job of quickly capturing many:

And for anyone who already knew and enjoyed the work of Douglas, this trailer for Jerry Seinfeld’s documentary Comedian was a delight. It riffed on the cliches of movie trailers, and the work of another famed voiceover artist, Don LaFontaine:

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