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Wife of Bible narrator Alexander Scourby dies Print Email
Written by Eric Tiansay   
Friday, 22 March 2013 12:58 PM America/New_York

Lori March Scourby, wife of well-known Bible narrator Alexander Scourby, died in her sleep March 19. She was 90.

Scourby was born in Hollywood, Calif., on March 6, 1923 to actor Theodore Von Eltz and screenwriter Peggy Prior, and she attended Beverly Hills High School. She moved to New York in 1939 to study acting and got her first role in 1940, working under the pseudonym "Lori March."

Scourby went on to become a well-known actress on television, Broadway and film, working on serials such as The Brighter Day and The Secret Storm. During the height of her career, she was called "the First Lady of Daytime Television."

While living in New York, she met Alexander Scourby, an established actor, whom she married May 12, 1943. He died in 1985 at age 71.

Litchfield Associates recently released the KJV Audio Bible App, featuring Alexander Scourby, who the Chicago Tribune said had "the greatest voice ever recorded." He was the first to narrate a recording of the King James Version Bible in the 1950s on long play records, said officials for U.K.-based company. Since then, millions of cassettes, CDs, DVDs and MP3s featuring the work of the Shakespearean-trained narrator have been sold.