Tuesday, August 19, 2014
(Undated) -- Longtime "Saturday Night Live" announcer Don Pardo is dead. NBC officials confirmed that the 96-year-old passed away on Monday. The cause of death was not immediately available. Born in 1918 in Westfield, Massachusetts, Pardo got his start in the radio business in the late 1930s when he joined a local station in Rhode Island. But Pardo made the move to television in the 1950s. He was the voice of game shows like "The Price is Right" and "Jeopardy" before he signed on as the announcer for NBC's "SNL" in 1975. He introduced the cast of the iconic sketch comedy show for nearly four decades. Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2010.