Mitzi Friedlander has recorded more titles for the National Library Service than any other Talking Book narrator in history. She is a former singer whose first performance was at the age of twenty-two, when she played Madam Flora in The Medium for the Kentucky Opera Association. Born in Louisville, Mitzi sang in countless operas and musicals, and acted in numerous plays. She says she is “almost conversant” in French and has sung a lot in Italian and German. Mitzi began reading for APH about 1960. She received the Alexander Scourby Award for nonfiction in 1993.