Wednesday, 24 August 2011

Marlee Matlin

Happy Birthday to

Marlee Matlin

46 today

The record breaking Oscar winner (youngest Best Actress, only profoundly death winner) who's as much a powerful advocate for equal rights as she is a fine actress. Actually one of the tragedies of her career is that she hasn't had as much opportunity to shine in roles that don't rely on her deafness.


TomS said...

She is also a hometown girl!

Matlin graduated from John Hersey High School in nearby Arlington Heights and attended Harper College.[9] (Check out her entry on Wikipedia)

Amazing that she still holds the record for youngest Best Actress Oscar winner.

Runs Like A Gay said...

Wayhey for Arlington Heights.

Is she the most famous person from the area?

I went to the same school as Jamaican football player Fitzroy Simpson!