Don Pardo on the set of 'Saturday Night Live' in 1979. Al Levine/NBCUNIVERSAL,via Getty
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Veteran broadcaster Don Pardo, the seldom-seen, booming-voiced announcer for NBC's television sketch comedy show "Saturday Night Live" for nearly 40 years, died on Monday aged 96, the New York Times and other media reported.Pardo's death at his home in Tucson, Arizona, where he had continued to pre-record his weekly introductions for the New York-based "Saturday Night Live" during the past few years, was confirmed by his daughter, Dona Pardo, the Times said.Pardo, who began his six-decade-plus broadcasting career in the radio age of the 1930s, was with "Saturday Night Live" for its debut in 1975 and was the show's announcer every year since then, except during its 1981-1982 season.
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