Tagged Marlee Matlin

Groundbreaking actress will help JFCS celebrate 75th year

Marlee Matlin

Marlee Matlin made history in 1987 when she won an Academy Award for “Children of a Lesser God,” becoming the only deaf person to win an Oscar and, at 21, the youngest recipient of the Best Actress award. She owes much of that record-breaking achievement to her Jewish upbringing,… Read more »

Marlee Matlin reveling in unique ‘Spring Awakening’ revival

Academy Award winner Marlee Matlin stars in the Deaf West Theater's production of "Spring Awakening" on Broadway. (Joan Marcus)

(JTA) — When the rock musical “Spring Awakening” premiered on Broadway, it was a critical darling and financial success. It won almost every major award possible, including eight Tonys, four Drama Desk Awards and even a Grammy. So perhaps it’s not so surprising that it’s been revived on Broadway,… Read more »