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Gary Owens
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Name: Gary "Altman" Owens
Born: May 10, 1936
Died: February 12, 2015
Place of death: Encino, California, U.S.
Occupation: voice actor, disc jockey
Years active: 1959-2015
Known for: being the announcer on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In
Gary "Altman" Owens (born May 10, 1936, in Mitchell, South Dakota, died on February 12, 2015) is an American broadcaster and voice over, best known for his work on Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. He was the host of Letters To Laugh-In, and one of the hosts of The Gong Show; in fact he was supposed to do both versions of The Gong Show, but the job of daytime host went to creator Chuck Barris who would do the nighttime version later. He also announced for America's Funniest Home Videos in Bob Saget's final two seasons as host, succeeding Ernie Anderson. Owens died at age 80 from complications from type I diabetes.

Shows HostedEdit

Letters To Laugh-In
The Gong Show


Shows Announced Edit

America's Funniest Home Videos (1995-1997)