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|Birth Place:||Morton Grove, Illinois, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
Inducted into Governor's Hall of Fame for People with Disabilities, California Department of Rehabilitation
Matlin has received honorary PhDs from Marymount Manhattan College, Emerson College and Gallaudet University.
Among Matlin's other awards are a Jefferson Award for greatest public service performd by an individual thirty-five years or younger, a Media Award form the Deafness Research Foundation and a Woman of Achievement Award from the Women's Group/Friends of Tel Hashomer.
"Marlee is magic onscreen. Because of her situation, she does a lot with her face and body. It gives her a very appealing combination of strength and natural vulnerability." --Robert Singer, executive producer/creator of "Reasonable Doubts" quoted in Us, October 1991.
"I don't walk into a room and expect people to say, 'Oh, here's the deaf actress, let's treat her differently.' I never thought of myself in those terms, and I've never let it hold me back. In fact, I would say I've done everything that I've ever wanted to do in my life, except one thing. I have always wanted to be a cop! I'd like to take risks, help some people, make the law work, bust a few other people. You know, have some fun." --Marlee Matlin to Us, October 1991.
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