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Wednesday, January 2, 2019
'Mean' Gene Okerlund
Legendary American professional wrestling announcer and interviewer who worked from 1970 to 2018. We watched a great deal of him growing up -- his friendly and focused demeanor kept him sailing along through whatever insane antics the athlete/entertainers staged as he tried to get on with the show, and his staccato, trumpet-like Midwestern voice cut through the murk. Via Deadline.