Bill Baldwin, an actor, announcer, World War II radio...

HOLLYWOOD -- Bill Baldwin, an actor, announcer, World War II radio correspondent and leader in the broadcasters union, died Wednesday of cancer. He was 69.

Baldwin was a war correspondent for what is now the ABC network during World War II. After the war he was an announcer on the radio program of the late comedian-ventriliquist Edgar Bergen.


Baldwin, a nativeof Pueblo, Colo., became the radio and television voice of hundreds of products, most recently appearing for Western Airlines. He also appeared in several TV series, including 'Hawaii Five-O,' 'Ironside,' 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' and 'Marcus Welby, M.D.'

Baldwin also acted in several movies, including all three 'Rocky' pictures, 'The Apartment' and 'The Odd Couple.'

At the time of his death, Baldwin was a member of the board of directors of the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists and from 1970 to 1972 served as national president of the union.

Baldwin is survived by his wife, Enid, and two children, Bill Jr., Salt Lake City, and Pamela Heintz, Los Angeles.

Services were scheduled for Monday at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in the Hollywood Hills.

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