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Don Pardo
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TV Personality
    (February 22, 1918-August 18, 2014)
    Birth Name is Dominick George Pardo
    Announcer for 'Saturday Night Live (1975-80, 82-2014),' 'Winner Take All (1952),' 'Judge for Yourself (1953),' 'The Price Is Right (1956),' 'Jeopardy! (1964),' 'Three on a Match (1971),' 'The Sex O'Clock News (1984),' 'Radio Days (1987),' 'Stay Tuned (1992),' ''Weird' Al Yankovic: The Videos (1996)' and 'Histeria! (1998)'
    He had a game show host voice.
    He accidentally referred to Jan Hooks as a musical guest on 'SNL.'
    He once missed his announcing gig on 'SNL,' so Joe Piscopo did the announcing in his best Pardo-like voice.
    Some of his fans claimed his voice got slower as he grew older.
    Lorne Michaels once announced that upon Don Pardo's death, his voice box should be implanted into a turtle.
    He took off for a year as SNL announcer and was replaced by Mel Brand.
    His voice has been described as mellifluous.
    He appeared as the Jeopardy Announcer in 'Weird' Al Yankovic's 'I Lost On Jeopardy' music parody video.
    His middle name is George because he was born on George Washington's Birthday.
    He was the staff announcer for the Live at Five news program on WNBC-TV Channel 4 in New York City.
    He did announcements for Conan O'Brien and David Letterman.
    He was part of a catch phrase 'Don Pardo, tell them what they won,' which was derived from Jeopardy host, Art Fleming, tossing it over to Don.

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