2. Pardo was best known for his voiceover announcing “It’s Saturday Night Live!”
Pardo was born in 1918 in Westfield, Mass., and his career first began in radio in 1938.
The announcer was hired by NBC in 1944, and along with Bob Hope and Milton Berle, he was one of only three people ever to be offered lifetime contracts with NBC.
While at NBC, he reported on the World War II, and in 1963 he was the first to report to NBC viewers that John F. Kennedy had been assassinated.
4. Pardo started working with Saturday Night Live in 1975 and continued to do voiceovers for the opening scene even after he had retired in 2004.
Most recently, he would pre-record the voiceovers from his home in Arizona. He worked with the show for all but one season, making him the longest running member of the Saturday Night Live.
6. Pardo was inducted into the Television Hall of Fame in 2010.
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