Profession: Deaf Actress
Why Famous: American actress and the only deaf performer to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won for "Children of a Lesser God". Deaf since she was 18 months old, she is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf.
- 1993-08-29 Actress Marlee Matlin (28) weds Kevin Grandalski (28) in New York City
- 1987-01-31 44th Golden Globes: Platoon, Bob Hoskins, & Marlee Matlin win
- 1987-03-30 59th Academy Awards: "Platoon", Paul Newman & Marlee Matlin win