3 September 2008

The World Has Lost A Voice: Don LaFontaine 1940-2008

You might not recognize his face, but you certainly know his voice… Don LaFontaine was the narrator of thousands of movie previews, giving him the title of “The Trailer King.” Below is a little self-parody he did in a GEICO commercial…

And here is an interview with him and some of his peers…

LaFontaine died Monday. There are many voiceover actors who sound like LaFontaine, but he will be impossible to replace… “In a world without Don LaFontaine, the silence is deafening…”

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Freddy is the Founder & Creative Strategist of Atomic Tango. He also teaches graduate-level marketing communication courses at the University of Southern California (go Trojans!), shoots pool somewhat adequately, and herds cats. Freddy received his BA from Harvard and his MBA from USC.

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