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Hal Douglas, the iconic voiceover artist behind the WB promos and Forrest Gump trailer, has died

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Hal Douglas, the legendary movie and television voiceover artist whose baritone voice is instantly recognizable to millions of Americans, has died.

He was part of the holy trinity of movie trailer voices that include Don LaFontaine, who died in 2008, and Don Morrow, the voice behind the Titanic trailer. Douglas' voice was used in trailers for Forrest Gump, Meet the Parents, and Lethal Weapon. He also voiced the commercials on the now defunct WB network ("A new 7th Heaven on the WB Monday..."). And no one said the line "In a world..." better than him.

Douglas died due to complications of pancreatic cancer. He was 89. -- Jordan Valinsky