Those of us who love films also tend to be avid watchers of film trailers. Many of us will immediately recognize the throaty, urgent voice of the narrator in many of the trailers, even though we never knew who he was. Well, his name was Hal Douglas and he died last week at the age of 89.
NPR had a nice appreciation of his life and work where you can hear clips from the various well-known films he worked on.
Douglas also seemed like a funny guy and played a small role as a trailer voice-over artist named Jack in the Jerry Seinfeld film Comedian, where he poked fun at the kinds of clichés his work required him to say.