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Hal Douglas, Best Known For Those 'In A World' Movie Trailer Voiceovers, Dies At 89

Kevin Blair Kevin Blair
March 14th, 2014 12:15am EDT

Hal Douglas, best known for his recognizable voice in numerous TV and movie preview voiceovers, has died at the age of 89.

Douglas died last Friday at his Lovettsville, Virginia home after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Douglas was one of the most prolific voice artists with a career spanning the early 1970s thru the end of the 2000s, when he retired.

The baritone was often confused with fellow voiceover artist Don LaFontaine, who died in 2008, and both men became well-known for the classic movie cliche 'In a world...'

Despite being very closely associated with Hollywood, Douglas lived in Virginia.

He voiced numerous movie trailers, including "Forrest Gump," "Four Feathers" and "Con Air," as well as TV episode promos for shows like "Dawson's Creek."

Douglas even spoofed himself when he voiced the trailer for Jerry Seinfeld's documentary "Comedian," throwing out every movie trailer cliche in the book.

Hal Douglas is survived by wife Ruth, daughter Sarah and two sons, Jeremy and Jon.

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