The Operator’s Voice “If You’d Like To Make A Call…”

October 17, 2009 in Celebrities

operator Have you ever had anything bug you because you just didn’t know what the answer was?  I do it all the time.  I’ll come up with an interesting question and it will bother me until I know the answer.

But, I normally can find my answers pretty quick.  IMDB.com can answer questions like who was in what movie and what else they might have been in as well.  Those kinds of questions really bug me.

Wikipedia is a rich source of information and then of course, you always have Google.  Google just about anything and you’ll get your answer.  You just have to know what is a credible site.  Not all information on the internet is accurate.  But, it is the quickest way to research.

But now, I have this burning question and I can’t find an answer anywhere.  Years ago, there was a lady’s voice on the landline phones who would tell you when you didn’t dial right.  “If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and try again…”

Her voice is still used for those calls, but now they have different voices broadcasting different messages.  Cell phones have hundreds of messages for whether a phone is out of the area or whether it has been disconnected.  They are computerized voices that might have been created at first with a human voice. But, knowing the answer to that question isn’t bugging me.

I want to know who was the lady who recorded her voice to give you, “If you’d like to make a call, please hang up and dial again?”

I know there had to have been a lady somewhere.  She may even still be alive.  But, she never got credit.  And her voice is one of the most famous in the world.