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Jane Barbe
Birth: Jul. 29, 1928
Death: Jul. 18, 2003

American Folk Figure. Known unofficialy as "The Telephone Lady," her voice was instantly recognizable to every telephone user who ever dialed a wrong number, called a number no longer in service or simply sought to find out the current time and temperature. Her voice was once heard an estimated 40 million times per day on telecom networks around the globe, with her distinctive and friendly voice gracing some 90% of intercept messages and 60% of automated time and temperature calling programs. "I'm sorry, the number you have dialed is no longer in service" and "Please press pound for more options" were just two of Barbe's most commonly replayed messages. She appeared on television's "Mike Douglas Show," "I've Got a Secret" and "Real People" as "The Time Lady." She even starred in a commercial for Shake 'n Bake. She retired in 2003 after 40 years as the voice of ETC's time-weather-temperature services. (bio by: Joe Walker) 
 
Burial:
Arlington Memorial Park
Sandy Springs
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Jim Tipton
Record added: Nov 17, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8096189
Jane Barbe
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Jane Barbe
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Jane Barbe
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