Milestones: Mar. 11, 1985

DIED. Alexander Scourby, 71, plummy-voiced actor and narrator of television and film, including Victory at Sea (1954); of an apparent heart attack; in Boston. The Brooklyn-born Scourby began on the New York stage in 1936 as a Shakespearean actor. Though he protested, "What actor wants to be known as a voice?" the rich timbre of his instrument took him early to advertising voice-overs, where he was said at one time to be the highest-priced voice in the business, and to Talking Books for the Blind, where he recorded more than 400 works, including the complete King James Bible, War and Peace,...

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