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Don Pardo, Longtime Voice of Saturday Night Live, Dies at 96

Don Pardo, Longtime Voice of Saturday Night Live, Dies at 96

Don Pardo, the durable television and radio announcer whose booming baritone became as much a part of the cultural landscape as the shows and products he touted, including Saturday Night Live, died Monday in Arizona. He was 96. Pardo died at his home in Tucson, where he moved after retiring from SNL said his daughter, Dona Pardo. Executive producer Lorne Michaels asked him to continue with the show, so he flew back and forth to New York for many years. In recent years, he recorded his introductions from his Tucson home. Few recognized the face of Pardo, a handsome man with

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