Hollywood Announcer Art Gilmore Dies
October 4, 2010 at 4:25 AM (PT)
Condolences to family and friends of ART GILMORE, a former radio announcer who became one of HOLLYWOOD's most utilized trailer voices, voiceover specialists, and narrators. The NEW YORK TIMES reports that GILMORE died SEPTEMBER 25th in IRVINE, CA at 98.
GILMORE started his career at the WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY campus radio station and worked in SEATTLE before heading to LOS ANGELES, where he was heard on KFWB-A and KNX-A. He served as staff announcer for many network radio shows before moving into trailer work, becoming the voice of previews of what his wife estimated at over 3,000 films. He also did extensive television work, including announcing for "THE RED SKELTON SHOW," "CLIMAX," "HIGHWAY PATROL," and "MACKENZIE'S RAIDERS."
GILMORE was seen in acting roles in JACK WEBB's "DRAGNET," "EMERGENCY!," and "ADAM-12" series and his voice was used as the radio broadcast heard in the background in several episodes of "THE WALTONS." He was also heard on political ads, including the introduction to RONALD REAGAN's 1964 "A Time For Choosing" spot for BARRY GOLDWATER, and was President of AFTRA in the 1960's.