[ivie] APH Narrator Remembered
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Fri Apr 8 20:25:15 GMT 2011
Narrator for American Printing House for the Blind remembered
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 6:28 PM
Updated: Apr 07, 2011 7:02 PM
Terry Hayes Sales (Source: aph.org)
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A memorial service for an actress, singer and
long-time narrator for the American Printing House for the Blind (APH) in
will be held Saturday, April 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at APH, 1839 Frankfort
94-year-old Terry Hayes Sales, who recorded more than 900 books for the
blind and visually impaired, died in November 2010 of Alzheimer's disease at
home in Rowley, Massachusetts, according to a release from APH.
Sales began narrating books in 1938, just a year after the printing house
released its first talking book, "Gulliver's Travels." She was inducted into
American Foundation for the Blind's Talking Book Hall of Fame in 1988. Ten
years later, the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
honored Sales for her more than sixty years as a narrator.
Among her works are three narrations of "Little Women" and most of the Nancy
According to Steve Mullins, studio director for the American Printing House
for the Blind, Sales was likely the narrator who had the longest affiliation
with APH. Mullins said she had a "remarkable ability to tell a story."
Terry Hayes was a staff singer on WBBM Radio in Chicago while she was still
in high school. She met her future husband, Stuart Sales, when he was a
at the University of Illinois. After he served in the U.S. Navy, the couple
moved to Louisville. According to her son, Michael Sales, his mother
to sing on WAVE Radio and WHAS Radio.
Michael Sales is planning the memorial service which will include friends
and family members sharing their stories of his mother. Many who listened to
narrations will also be in attendance.
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