If you've ever watched a Disney movie, you've heard Mark Elliott's voice in the trailers that run before them.

Sadly, Mark passed away Saturday in Los Angeles after suffering two heart attacks, according to Charlie Van Dyke told Hollywood Reporter. Elliot was also reportedly battling lung cancer.

"He was one of a kind … and kind is a great word to describe him," Van Dyke said.

Mark was born John Harrison Frick Jr. in Cedar Rapids on September 24th, 1939. He began his career as a DJ on KPIG in Cedar Rapids, before moving over to KCRG. He continued to move from market to market, upgrading in size every time. He even guest-hosted for American Top 40 when Case Kasem would be off.

After 20 years in radio, Elliott dove into the world of voiceovers in 1977. His first paid work was the voiceover for the trailer of Smokey and the Bandit.

Shortly after, he landed the gig to voice the radio commercial George Lucas' Star Wars which pushed him from "some voice-over guy" to one of the most sought-after voices in Hollywood.

In 1977, he got called by Disney's trailer producer to record a voice-over for Disney's Cinderella, which started a relationship that would last through the 2000s. His voice has been heard by an unfathomable amount of people, across multiple generations.

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"You think about decisions that were made and paths that were chosen and all that sort of thing, and working for Disney for me is the defining moment in my life, not just my career but in my life. Because it did is give me this identity which … continues to this day," he said about the experience.

Read more at Hollywood Reporter

Quad City Area Home With Waterslide, Stage & More Selling For $2.5 Million

This gorgeous home for sale is just an hour away from the Quad Cities. Located at 26960 Sieverding Ridge in Bellevue, IA, this beautiful home is what the realtor is calling "an entertainers dream". It has 4 bedrooms, 3.75 bathrooms, a 4 car garage, an in ground pool with a 97 foot waterslide, a full lodge with a bar and stage, and so much more. This is the listing of the house, according to the Dubuque Area For Sale By Owner website.

This property has a 4,499 square foot house, a detached lodge with full bar and garage/workspace/shop, and an in ground fiberglass pool with a 97 foot water slide and pool house .

This gorgeous home is located in the country and is just 2 minutes away from homey, beautiful, Bellevue, Iowa. 

It features many custom upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • All brick home
  • Granite countertops including 2 islands in the main kitchen
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Beverage cooler
  • Maple and bamboo hardwood floors
  • 2 fireplaces
  • Large master suite
  • Walk-in closets
  • Full kitchen in the basement
  • 3 dishwashers
  • Large walk in pantry
  • Large dining room area
  • 2 laundry rooms
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Mud room/ locker area off the garage
  • Office
  • Large windows that allows natural lighting.

The property also includes a detached garage/lodge/bar/shop area that 3,440 square foot and all brick. The garage/lodge also has many customs upgrades including, but not limited too:
  • Full kitchen with granite countertops
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Living and dining area
  • Full bathroom
  • Storage area that is currently used as a hunting lodge
  • Forced air heat and central air
  • Full bar entertainment area with stage that seats 50 plus people
  • Additional garage area that can used for multiple purposes including shop area, boat storage, etc. 

And of course this home has a gorgeous in ground pool and gorgeous outdoor space. The in ground fiberglass pool is salt water and 16' x 40' and a kiddie pool/ tanning ledge that is 8' x 16' and an automatic pool cover. The pool also includes a basketball hoop. A large concrete deck overlooks the pool area where the 97 foot water slide begins. 

There is a pool house too that includes a half bathroom, storage area, pool equipment room, full bar with ice machine, beverage coolers, stainless steel sinks, and concrete bar. A large built in pergola sits on the tanning deck which provides cooling shade. The pool is surrounded by concrete that creates space for many entertainment options. 

See what this gorgeous, $2.5 million home in Bellevue, IA looks like below!