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Movie Trailer Voice Legend

Dead at 89

In a World ...

3/13/2014 9:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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In a world ... where one man ... voices THOUSANDS of the world's most recognizable movie trailers -- it's really really sad when that guy passes away.

Hal Douglas -- the gravelly voice behind trailers for movies like "Philadelphia," "Forrest Gump," "Meet the Parents," "Lethal Weapon," and way way more -- died Friday due to complications from pancreatic cancer ... his daughter said.

Douglas passed away at his home in Lovettsville, Va. He was 89.

In addition to his daughter, Douglas is survived by his wife Ruth and and two sons from a previous marriage.

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BLUE UGLY 💩    

Wow, who can fill those shoes

137 days ago
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AligatorPie    

Hal,
You were the cream of the crop! I shutter to think of all those movies your soothing voice talked me into watching. Rest in peace. Your voice will continue to live on in so many ways.

137 days ago
3.

may28    

How sad. RIP

137 days ago
4.

Wow ...    

Amazing man, may he RIP. My condolences to all who adored him.

137 days ago
5.

smurfya    

They should release an album of this guys greatest hits/trailers, I bet people would actually buy it.

137 days ago
6.

James R. - Los Angeles    

I'm "speechless". But, he lived a full life.

137 days ago
7.

Calico    

RIP SIr
I think Don Fontaine did the "In a World..." speils, though - and he passed some time ago

137 days ago
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Clyde T.M. Nestra    

I have always loved these guys with the fabulous voices. Eighty-nine was a great run, but is still wish he had been able to live longer. My father's actual last words when he died at 86 were, "Nothing lasts forever."

137 days ago
9.

rikki    

That clip was funny...ironic that it involves a movie that Jerry Sienfeld is involved with...

137 days ago
10.

billybob    

His voice sounds so timeless, young and fresh. May he rest in piece, in a world, err...space, time...place? were laughter is king . . .

137 days ago
11.

Larvey Heaven    

The voice of a Generation, and then some.

137 days ago
12.

Rigby    

:(!!!!

137 days ago
13.

bonnie bell    

The holiday was my fav

137 days ago
14.

Truth    

PULEEEZ, THEY CAN RECORD HIS VOICE DIGITALLY AND REUSE IT TO CREATE FUTURE TRAILERS. MO MONEY FOR THE ESTATE. #TRUTH!!

137 days ago
15.

Woot    

Now THAT'S sad. Rest in peace, Mr. Man. Your voice will be missed forever.

137 days ago
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