The New York Times reports that legendary voiceover artist Hal Douglas died on Friday at his Lovettsville, Virginia home, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 89.
Douglas and Don Lafontaine, who passed away in 2008, were among the most highly sought after talents for movie trailer voiceovers. Douglas' work includes the familiar trailers for Con Air, Philadelphia, and Men In Black.
Before getting into voiceovers, Douglas spent three years in the Navy as a pilot during World War II. After the war he used his G.I. Bill to enroll at the University of Miami to study acting.
Douglas is survived by his wife of 43 years, Ruth Francis Douglas, his daughter Sarah, and two sons from a previous marriage, Jeremy and Jon.