Listen to your favorite books and articles voiced by Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds and Sir Laurence Olivier

ElevenLabs partners with estates of iconic stars to bring their voices to the Reader App

Thanks to partnerships with their estates, the voices of legendary stars of stage and screen Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds, and Sir Laurence Olivier are now part of the library of voices on our Reader App

"It's exciting to see our mother's voice available to the countless millions of people who love her. Through the spectacular new technology offered by ElevenLabs, our family believes that this will bring new fans to Mama, and be exciting to those who already cherish the unparalleled legacy that Mama gave and continues to give to the world," said Liza Minnelli, daughter of Judy Garland and representative of the Garland Estate.

Last week we launched our Reader App that lets users listen to any digital text on-the-go, powered by our AI voices. The app takes articles, PDF, ePub, newsletters, e-books or any other text on your phone and turns it into an emotionally rich, context aware voiceover.  These iconic voices are exclusively available through the app for individual streaming and are not part of our broader Voice Library for creating content to share.

We partnered with the estates of the late stars to recreate the voices. The heirs are excited to see their’ legacies live on and for fans to be able to discover them in new ways. Try out L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz voiced by Judy Garland, or Sherlock Holmes narrated by Sir Laurence Oliver. 

Iconic Voices - Judy Garland Video

“Judy Garland, James Dean, Burt Reynolds and Sir Laurence Olivier are some of the most celebrated actors in history. We deeply respect their legacy and are honored to have their voices as part of our platform,” said Dustin Blank, Head of Partnerships at ElevenLabs. “Adding them to our growing list of narrators marks a major step forward in our mission of making content accessible in any language and voice.” 

Tina Xavie, the Chief Marketing Officer of CMG worldwide, the management firm for these iconic estates, stated: “As someone who has had the privilege of representing iconic figures throughout history for decades, I am incredibly excited about our partnership with ElevenLabs. We appreciate their thoughtful approach in working with talent in the right way. We are excited by the new opportunities they are providing our clients and look forward to more to come.”

This announcement marks another milestone on our mission to make content accessible in any language and voice. We hope you enjoy listening with these iconic voices as much as we have, and look forward to bringing more great talent to the platform soon. 

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