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How to Be an Actress Marlee Maltin stepped into a brilliant spotlight when she accepted the 1986 Oscar Academy Award for her performance in the film Children of a Lesser God. Never before has a deaf person made this kind of sketch in Hollywood, and, to top it off, she was the.oungest actress to ever receive an Oscar Academy Award in that category. Since that time, Marlee has gone on to have an incredible career as an awardwinning actress, appearing in a wide range of Television programs. Marlee's savvy portrayal of a political pollster/consultant on NBC's highly acclaimed West Wing presents a fresh role model for all young deaf and hard of hearing kids.

She's continuously raising the bar and breaking the stereotypes about persons who're deaf or hard of hearing. Her busy acting schedule and frequent appearances must now be worked around her role as wife and mother of four. Marlee grew up in Morton Grove, a suburb of Chicago. Her parents learned of her hearing loss by the age of 18 months. Her hearing loss was caused by illness and high fevers. Her parents suffered badly, finding little help from physicians, who told them that she'd


likely need to attend a school for deaf kids far from home. This was unacceptable to her parents. My parents visited a number of schools, but each of them was missing one very significant thing. Each time the physicians suggested a school, my parents came back with the same question: who'd put Marlee to bed every single night? The physicians had no answer. Marlee attended Hersey High School in Arlington Heights, a school with a lot of deaf and hard of hearing students attending self-contained and mainstreamed classes. While growing up, Marlee was encouraged to use her voice as well as sign language. With strong support from her family, Marlee's childhood world was unlimited. My parents just opened the door every day and let me explore the world on my own. Admittedly, I was different, but my parents and family had answers for everything. In case the other children were curious about his hearing aids, Marlee's brother would tell them that she was wearing big globs of bubble gum and would offer them a taste. Whenever someone would question Marlee's speech, her other brother would explain that it was an exotic accent, the consequence of Marlee being born in a faraway country. A feeling of humor carried the Matlin family a considerable way. When her father had a Deaf Child sign installed on his way, Marlee learned to see it as an opportunity. At first, I wasn't crazy about the sign. That sign said I am Marlee. Wish to stop by and say HI? I will be your best friend! Not one of the other children had an indication of their very own in the neighborhood. Plus they were right. Visit Here http://www.nextcelebrity.com/ more about How To Be An Actress

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At first, I wasn't crazy about the sign. That sign said I am Marlee. Wish to stop by and say HI? I will be your best friend! Not one of the...

How to Be an Actress  

At first, I wasn't crazy about the sign. That sign said I am Marlee. Wish to stop by and say HI? I will be your best friend! Not one of the...

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