Marlee Beth Matlin, Oscar Winning Actress

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Portrait of Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin

Marlee was born in 1965. She is now 47. She is deaf. Marlee lost a lot of her hearing when she was 18 months but that didn’t stop her!

When Marlee was six she was Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz”. Marlee is an actress. She was in “Children of a Lesser God”.

She won an Academy Award for the Best Actress. When she was 21 she won an Oscar and was the youngest actress to get an Oscar.

She was the only actress out of four in her film debut to get an Award. She also got a Golden Globe Award in Drama.

Her deafness never held her back! I think it is really amazing that she was still able to be an actress and follow her dreams.