Phone Lady Dead
Jane Barbe, generically friendly voice of a zillion phone messages, passed away
. She was on the voicemail system where I work. I always like to think that she introduced herself to others a la Troy McClure: "Hello, I'm Jane Barbe. You might remember me from such phone messages as 'We're sorry, that number is out of service.' and 'At the tone, the time will be 11:58.'"
Posted by mhinrichs at July 28, 2003 05:19 PM
You know that actually is sad. Thankfully, her celebrity comes from a career that was completely documented by recording. Mrs. Barbe's voice could be used in various situations for centuries to come. Bye-bye, Telephone Lady.