Remembering Those We've Lost in 2014

From Lauren Bacall and Robin Williams to Philip Seymour Hoffman and Shirley Temple, look back at the luminaries who've left us this year

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Updated: Tuesday Aug 19, 2014 | 10:00 AM EDT By: Lance Debler, Laura Lane & Nancy Mattia


"Live from New York, it's Saturday Night!" The man behind that booming voice – which opened nearly every episode of SNL, plus earlier episodes of Jeopardy! and The Price Is Rightpassed away at age 96 on Aug. 18. As cast members came and went, Pardo's voice was SNL's one constant, from the series' start in 1975 (he only missed the 1981-82 season, when there was a change in producers). Even after retiring, SNL executive producer Lorne Michaels convinced Pardo to continue working, flying him to New York from his Arizona home for tapings (though in recent years, he'd worked from home).His voice, while imitated by many, was one of a kind. "Nothing is like the moment when Don Pardo says your name," former SNL star Jimmy Fallon said.