Click2Houston has the sad news that Jackson Beck has passed away at 92...
"It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Superman!" The man who bellowed those words to introduce the "Superman" radio show has died. Jackson Beck was 92.
A friend said Beck died Wednesday. He had suffered a series of small strokes several years ago. He worked well into his 80s.
Beck was a master of the voice-over, using his voice to promote everything from Aqua Fresh toothpaste to Combat roach killer.
In addition to narrating Superman's adventures, Beck doubled as villains, supporting characters and the Daily Planet copy boy on the popular radio broadcasts of the 1940s.
He also portrayed Bluto in more than 300 "Popeye" cartoons.
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