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

  • From: "Darla J. Rogers" <djrogers0628@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 9 Dec 2010 14:13:23 -0500

Amen, Elizabeth; those narrators were almost companions in so many ways, and 
the narrators I have been privileged to meet really love their work.


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Elizabeth S. Bowden 
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  Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 7:21 AM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: [bardtalk] Terry Hayes Sales dies at age 94, one of 
my all time favorit narrators

  she was one of my favorites
    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Dorothy Martin 
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    Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 7:30 PM
    Subject: [tabi] Fw: [bardtalk] Terry Hayes Sales dies at age 94, one of my 
all time favorit narrators

    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Ray Foret Jr 
    To: Loy 
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    Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 4:34 PM
    Subject: Re: [bardtalk] Terry Hayes Sales dies at age 94, one of my all 
time favorit narrators

    You have got to be kidding me!!!  OH my!!  

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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 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > anniversary celebration and marathon recording session of that book 
      > 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 
      > era of tape and into the current digital age, recording on all mediums.
      > Sales was a high school sophomore when she landed her first 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > 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 
      > 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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