[tabi] Fw: [bardtalk] Terry Hayes Sales dies at age 94, one of my all time favorit narrators

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On Dec 1, 2010, at 2:57 PM, Loy wrote:


  Terry Hayes Sales, who recorded more than 900 books for blind, dies at 94
   By Paula Burba
   Terry Hayes Sales, a singer and actress who had recorded more than 900 
  books for the American Printing House for the Blind, died on Monday at a 
  > nursing home in Rowley, Mass. She was 94.
  > Sales moved to Massachusetts from Louisville in August 2009 to be near 
  > her son, Michael Sales, who said she died of Alzheimer's disease.
  > In December 1988, Sales was inducted into the American Foundation for 
  > the Blind's Talking Book Hall of Fame, one of two living charter members 
  > cited for significant achievement in the narration of talking books.
  > Sales had "this remarkable ability to tell a story," according to Steve 
  > Mullins, studio director for the American Printing House for the Blind, 
  > where Sales did her recordings. "She was very charming."
  > With thousands of books recorded, all of them staying in circulation for 
  > many years, narrators developed followers, Mullins said.
  > "People, in some ways, grew up with her," he said.
  > Among her work are three narrations of "Little Women," as well as most 
  > of the Nancy Drew books.
  > The recordings were produced for the National Library Service for the 
  > Blind and Physically Handicapped, a division of the Library of Congress, 
  > which honored Sales in 1998 for her dedicated service of more than 60 
  > years as a narrator.
  > Sales likely was the narrator longest affiliated with the American 
  > Printing House for the Blind, Mullins said. She began narrating in 1938, 
  > just one year after the printing house released its first talking book, 
  > "Gulliver's Travels." In 2006, though she was no longer a regularly 
  > scheduled narrator at the printing house, Sales participated in the 75th 
  > anniversary celebration and marathon recording session of that book with 
  > 44 other narrators.
  > Mullins said he was almost certain Sales was the only person to have 
  > made the transition from the earliest recordings made on wax through the 
  > era of tape and into the current digital age, recording on all mediums.
  > Sales was a high school sophomore when she landed her first professional 
  > gig as a staff singer on WBBM radio in her hometown of Chicago. She met 
  > Louisville native Stuart Sales while he was a student at the University 
  > of Illinois, their son said, and they married in Chicago when she was 19.
  > While her husband later served in the Navy, she did a talk show on WGN 
  > in Chicago as well as commercials and serial acting before the couple 
  > returned to Louisville.
  > In Louisville, she continued to sing on radio for both WAVE and WHAS. 
  > According to her son, she inherited the show Dale Evans did at WHAS 
  > after Evans left.
  > She also appeared in some ensemble television casts, and was involved in 
  > numerous local theater projects.
  > When she heard about the talking books at the American Printing House 
  > for the Blind, her son said she considered it an acting opportunity.
  > Sales also funded the launch of Audio Description at The Kentucky Center 
  > for the Performing Arts in 1991 in memory of her husband, who died in 
  > 1987. The program provides narrators who broadcast live descriptions of 
  > the action onstage to audience members during performances.
  > She also was the voice on the center's 10th anniversary "Tour on Tape," 
  > and co-wrote that script.
  > A graveside service is planned for 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at The Temple 
  > cemetery.
  > A memorial service will be held sometime next year, her son said.
  > Herman Meyer & Son funeral home is handling arrangements.
  > Reporter Paula Burba can be reached at (502) 582-800.

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