Don LaFontaine, who voiced trailers, dies

Don LaFontaine, the voice behind thousands of Hollywood movie trailers, many beginning with his trademark phrase "in a world where," has died. He was 68.

LaFontaine died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center from complications in the treatment of an ongoing illness, his agent Vanessa Gilbert said.

As the originator of the movie trailer catchphrase, "In a world where," LaFontaine dominated the voiceover industry. He made more than 5,000 trailers in his 33-year career while working for the top studios and television networks.

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Don was one of those people whose names you never knew (until his Gieco commercial) but whose voice was instantly recognizable. He was a real gentleman, had a great sense of humor, and never took himself too seriously.

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