Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Don LaFontaine


I hate to come back after three days and not just roll out the snark, but when one of the kindest, most generous people you know dies, you want to give them a tribute.

Don LaFontaine will be missed. If you don't know who he is by looking at him, you will by listening to him. I am posting this video because it is more recent, but I think there is a Dateline NBC one from a few years ago that was much more in depth.

Even though Don had this great voice and could charge outrageous fees for something, he was also the first guy to do a favor or do something for charity or just record your voice mail greeting.



11 comments:

MontanaMarriott said...

OMG How tragic, I just saw his NY Lottery commercial with Ed Mcmahaon.

RIP

BlahFrickinBlah said...

That's a shame. You always hear his voice in the movie trailers in the theater. Interesting to see what he looks like. His looks fit his voice.

Talk about a dream career! You get the bucks and still retain your privacy. Where do I sign up? LOL

A Pimp Named DaveR said...

Don died???? I did not see this at all! Is there a link to a story or anything?

In a world... where this sucks.... one pimp is saddened.

Bad Fish said...

You should have posted his geico commercial! but now I can instead :)

Molly said...

everybody knows him - he's been on tv lots of times. how sad - he was too young to die. i'm shocked. condolences to his family.

jax said...

aww man i was just at the movies last night...RIP Don.

Punkimeowzer said...

I loved his voice. I'm glad the Geico & NY Lottery commercials put him in front of the camera.

RIP Don Lafontaine - you are one of a kind.

Thank you for posting the video Enty!

Little Miss Smoke and Mirrors said...

I just heard last week that he was gravely ill. May he RIP.

mngddess said...

I've always considered his job to be my dream job. Professional booth in your home, big studios (ALL of them) paying you the bucks to basically TALK in a certain tone. Movie premieres galore! Ah, the life.

Rest in peace, Don. Maybe they'll let you do the announcements at the Pearly Gates..

Little Blue Pill said...

Wow what a great, talented and grounded man. His death is a loss to us but hey, we were fortunate to have him speaking to us for all those years. Rest in Peace.

Judi said...

Incredibly sad. He left us way too soon. I loved this guy. He was the best. Ever.