Marlee coming to Broadway!

image from http://www.marleematlin.net Deaf West’s Spring Awakening is getting a boast from the announcement that Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin will join the cast when the show hits Broadway in September. A news release quotes Matlin as saying, “It’s been 30...

The Power of Deaf Women

Marlee Matlin appears in a new (short) video about the “power of deaf women” sponsored by DeafNation. If you want to submit a woman’s story, click here. Read More at DeafNewsToday.com Related Blogs Related Blogs on The Power of Deaf...

On this date… 23 years ago

It was on Sept 26, 1991 that first major American TV show to feature a deaf or hard of hearing actor in a lead role debuted. The NBC police drama Reasonable Doubts ran from 1991–1993 and starred academy award winner Marlee Matlin as Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor who...

the Billion Words March campaign

A free video streaming site is using crowd sourcing to get more captions on videos. Viki.com allows its 30 million users to write captions in the language of their choice. The goal of the “Billion Words March campaign” is to reach 1 billion words captioned...

On this date… 22 years ago

It was on Sept 26, 1991 that first major American TV show to feature a deaf or hard of hearing actor in a lead role debuted. The NBC police drama Reasonable Doubts ran from 1991–1993 and starred academy award winner Marlee Matlin as Tess Kaufman, a prosecutor who...

Happy birthday, Marlee Matlin!

Born on this date (August 24) in 1965, she is 48 years old. middle name is “Beth” Grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois near Chicago of Russian Jewish descent Her father was an automobile dealer Became deaf when she was a year and a half old after she...