Fred Foy Dies At 89

Sad news. Fred Foy died, today, he was 89.
So, you're saying, yeah, that's sad, but who was Fred Foy?

Well, you heard his voice hundreds of times. You've heard people mimic his work...hundreds of times. Fred Foy was the voice that did the hearty introduction to "The Lone Ranger" on both TV and Radio. You know, "A fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver!' ... The Lone Ranger!" This, of course was voiced over Rossini's William Tell Overture - an unlikely musical selection for a western - but it worked!

Click here to see and hear the introduction.
Nancy Foy said her father worked as an actor before landing the job as the announcer and narrator on "The Lone Ranger" radio show in 1948.

Foy was born in Detroit in 1921, graduated from that city's Eastern High School in 1938 and landed a job on the announcing staff of radio station WXYZ in Detroit in 1942. He was drafted into the Army that year and served in an Armed Forces Radio unit in Cairo during World War II.

Foy also performed on radio series including "The Green Hornet" and "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon."

Foy is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances Foy, their three children and three grandchildren.

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