Don Pardo, “Saturday Night Live” Announcer, Has Died
Legendary "Saturday Night Live" announcer DON PARDO died last night.
He was 96. Pardo was already a 31-year veteran at NBC when he was tapped to do "SNL" in 1975. He'd been with the show ever since, except for the 1981 - '82 season.
He and BOB HOPE were the only two people with lifetime contracts at NBC.