Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Hal Douglas

Magazine article Variety

REMEMBERED: Hal Douglas

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Voiceover master narrated movie trailers from the dramatic to the comedie

Hal Douglas, who lent his vocal gravitas to hundreds of movie trailers in his long career as a voiceover artist, died March 7 at his home in Lovettsville, Va. He was 89 and had been diagnosed with pancre^ ^ cancer in 2010. In I October, he suffered a g stroke, losing most of his I ability to speak.

He was among the top voiceover artists of a generation, creating a career based on a rich baritone-speaking voice that ranged from biblically epic to theatrically cheesy.

His work on trailers was eclectic, ranging from the somber "Philadelphia" to the comedic, including "Meet the Parents."

He provided the voiceover narration for Kevin Costner's 1995 epic "Waterworld" and for HBO's "First Look" movie docu series in the late 1990s. …

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