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Dick Wesson
Born February 20, 1919(1919-02-20)
Died January 27, 1979 (aged 59)
Costa Mesa, California
Cause of death suicide
Nationality United States United States
Occupation film and television announcer

Dick Wesson (February 20, 1919-January 27, 1979) was an American movie and television announcer. He is best known as the announcer for The Wonderful World of Disney from 1954-1979.




Wesson started in radio and worked as an announcer on early television shows like Space Patrol.

On the live television special covering the opening of Disneyland, Wesson appeared as the captain of the Rocket To The Moon ride and was interviewed by Art Linkletter and Danny Thomas. He occasionally did some acting, including appearances in the Golden Horseshoe Revue show at Disneyland.

Wesson did the narration for many movie trailers, Disney and non-Disney, as well as the opening announcements for such television series as Hawaiian Eye, The Fugitive, and The Invaders.

Death and afterward

Dick Wesson committed suicide on January 27, 1979. He had been battling cancer.

Ward Kimball remembered him as a "golden voice" rare in the business.

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