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Subject: Don Pitts, Talent agent, repped June Foray, Janet Waldo, Mel Blanc, Orson Welles, Casey Kasem, Paul Frees, Paul Winchell & many others

Dead at around 90
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Date Posted: Tuesday, April 10, 04:53:12pm

Don Pitts, who was once the most powerful agent in the Los Angeles voiceover business, has passed away. I can't tell you his exact age but 90 is a good guess. He did outlive his last two clients, Janet Waldo and June Foray. The photo above is from the mid-eighties Don with another wonderful voice actress, Susan Silo.

Anyone who listened to radio in San Francisco may remember Don as a top-rated on-air personality, mostly on KGO and KYA.

Don started in radio in 1945 but in the sixties, he made a move to Los Angeles and into representing other folks in front of microphones. Nearly everyone in town who did voiceovers in the sixties and into the seventies was a Don Pitts client including June, Janet, Mel Blanc, Orson Welles, Casey Kasem, Paul Frees, Paul Winchell, Rod Roddy, Henry Corden, Don Messick and Daws Butler. That is a very partial list. He was a fine gentleman and even though I'm sick of writing about death this week, I had to note his passing.


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