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Gary Owens

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Source: Wikipedia

Gary Owens (born Gary Bernard Altman; May 10, 1934 – February 12, 2015) was an American disc jockey and voice actor. His polished baritone speaking voice generally offered deadpan recitations of total nonsense, which he frequently demonstrated as the announcer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Owens was equally proficient in straight or silly assignments and was frequently heard on television and radio as well as in commercials.

Fact file

  • Born: Gary Bernard Altman May 10, 1934 Mitchell, South Dakota, U.S.
  • Died: February 12, 2015 (aged 80) Encino, California, U.S.
  • Cause of death: Complications of diabetes mellitus
  • Occupation: Voice actor, Disc jockey
  • Years active: 1952–2015
  • Spouse(s): Arleta Markell (m. 1956; wid. 2015)
  • Children: Chris Owens Scott Owens

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Variety, 2018-04-17 20:28:24
Don Pitts, longtime voice-talent agent and radio personality, died on April 7. He was 90. Pitts represented a who’s-who of classic voice talent, including Orson Welles, Casey Kasem, June Foray, Wolfman Jack, Mel Blanc, Paul Winchell, Janet Waldo, Gary Owens, and many more. He was well-known for his kind and ...

"Laugh-In" announcer Gary Owens dead at 80
CBS Entertainment Ne, 2015-02-14 03:08:01
The man behind the smooth baritone hosted thousands of radio programs over his seven-decade career

Gary Owens, Announcer on ‘Laugh-In,’ Dies at 80
NY Times TV, 2015-02-14 02:01:26
Mr. Owens, who was a disc jockey and writer as well, also voiced characters in thousands of cartoon broadcasts.

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