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Longtime "SNL" Announcer Don Pardo Dies at 96

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Iconic TV and radio announcer Don Pardo has died.

Pardo's booming baritone was perhaps best known for introducing the cast of "Saturday Night Live" for nearly four decades.

His voice was also heard on "The Price is Right" in its early years, and he was the announcer on the original run of "Jeopardy" in the 1960s and 70s.

Pardo retired from NBC in 2004 but kept commuting to New York from Arizona for his "Saturday Night Live" duties.

Eventually he started recording the show's opening from home.

In 2010, Pardo was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

His daughter says he died Monday at home in Tucson.

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