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Ms. Mitzi Friedlander

Wrong Mitzi Friedlander?

Professional Narrator

Local Address:  Louisville , Kentucky , United States
Blind and Physically Handicapped

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    ACB National Office


  • B.A. , English
    U of Louisville
  • M.A. , theater arts
    U of Louisville
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Web References
News Releases - Clovernook Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired, 29 Nov 2011 [cached]
The event will feature guest speaker Mitzi Friedlander, professional narrator, actor and singer. Friedlander is the first person to have narrated a thousand books for people who are blind or living with disabilities. She is known to millions of listeners as the voice of classics such as Gone with the Wind and Charlotte's Web. Friedlander is a professional narrator at the American Printing House for the Blind in Louisville, KY and has received the Alexander Scourby Award, the Didymus Award, a Congressional Citation and was declared a Distinguished Citizen of Louisville. The open house will introduce the new and improved technology lab featuring renovated space in the lower level of Procter Center and additional computer stations with the latest assistive hardware and software available. Guests will have the opportunity to learn about Clovernook Center's Technology Services and digital books. Ms. Friedlander will speak at 5 pm, answer questions and read a passage from a novel.
Mitzi Friedlander, a Talking ... [cached]
Mitzi Friedlander, a Talking Book narrator at the American Printing House for the Blind (APH), is retiring. During her extraordinary career, which spans over a half century, she has recorded more books than any other Talking Book narrator in the nation.
The Talking Book program, administered by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped of the Library of Congress, provides recorded literature to 500,000 blind, visually impaired, and physically impaired Americans. The National Library Service (NLS) contracts with American Printing House for the Blind to prepare these "Talking Books."
Her fans, locally and nationally, will celebrate her accomplishments at a retirement ceremony that will take place February 5, 2015 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at APH. The program, which starts at 6:00 p.m., will feature awards and resolutions from local, state, and national groups along with audio and video greetings from her fans. Barbara Henning, Louisville violinist and singer, who is blind and enjoys the Talking Books that Mitzi narrates, will perform a piece in Mitzi's honor.
A well-known figure in Louisville's theatrical world, Mitzi earned the first Master's Degree in Theater Arts given by the University of Louisville. She has performed with Actor's Theatre of Louisville, the Louisville Ballet, the Kentucky Opera Association, and the Louisville Children's Theatre. She has also taught Theatre Arts at the University of Louisville and at Indiana University Southeast. The versatile actress, who has recorded over 2,000 titles during her 50+ years at APH, has lent her voice to nonfiction pieces, works of fiction, scientific publications, and children's literature.
Through her work as a narrator in the APH studio, Mitzi became the first recipient of the Didymus Award for narration of 1,000 Talking Books for the Library of Congress. She is familiar to over half a million people in the listening audience as the voice of such classics as Gone With the Wind, Charlotte's Web and several of Sue Grafton's "alphabet" series of detective novels. In 1993 this nationwide audience selected her as one of their favorite Talking Book voices, honoring her with the Alexander Scourby Award for excellence in the narration of nonfiction titles.
To hear a sample of Mitzi Friedlander's work, visit or download
Mitzi Friedlander is one of about 30 narrators who work there.
Conversation with Mitzi B. ..., 15 May 2014 [cached]
Conversation with Mitzi B. Friedlander, APH Studio Narrator
3/26/2014 - Maria Delgado talks with Mitzi Friedlander about her life, her family, and her outstanding career.
Mitzi Friedlander Is a well-known figure in Louisville's theatrical world. Mitzi has performed with Actor's Theatre Louisville, the Kentucky Opera Association, the Louisville Children's Theatre, and the Louisville Ballet. As an APH Studio Narrator, she has won numerous awards, and has recorded over 2500 books.
10:45 am An Encore Performance: ..., 4 Aug 2008 [cached]
10:45 am An Encore Performance: Mitzi Friedlander, Talking Book Narrator, American Printing House for the Blind, Louisville, KY
2:15 pm Reminisce with Mitzi: Mitzi Friedlander, Talking Book Narrator, Louisville, KY
For me, one of the most ..., 6 Feb 2010 [cached]
For me, one of the most memorable presentations of general session came on Wednesday, when talking book narrator Mitzi Friedlander spoke to us about the history of the Galt House Hotel, and reminisced about her work at APH. As a child, I read many talking books which were narrated by Mitzi, and it was great to have the opportunity to meet her in person after all these years.
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