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Woman discovers Ohio Uber driver was voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'

By Ben Hooper
Woman discovers Ohio Uber driver was voice of AOL's 'You've Got Mail'
Uber driver Elwood Edwards reveals his past as the voice of AOL. Screenshot: brandee/Twitter

CLEVELAND, Nov. 8 (UPI) -- A California woman visiting Ohio was left "geek freaked" when she realized her Uber driver had a famous voice -- he recorded "You've Got Mail" for AOL.

Brandee Barker, who was visiting Ohio during the weekend to canvass for Hillary Clinton's campaign, posted a video to Twitter showing her encounter with Uber driver Elwood Edwards, who had one of the most famous voices of the 1990s thanks to it being used as sound effects by AOL.

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The video features Edwards delivering one of his most famous lines: "Welcome, You've Got Mail."

Edwards was also the voice of AOL's "File's Done and "Goodbye."

"I completely geek freaked and asked if he would do the video," Barker told CNN of her encounter with the driver.

Barker said Edwards told her he got the job because his wife worked for Quantum Computer Services, the company that later became AOL. He said he was paid $200 for his services.

Barker said she was also satisfied with Barker's performance as an Uber driver -- she gave him five stars.

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