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Marlee Matlin

Abilities - Society Benefits When Everyone Can Participate

Debra Ruh | Posted 11.16.2015 | Impact
Debra Ruh

The world is changing and evolving. This is the time to truly embrace each person in society and allow them to tap into their abilities. Disabilities are not a tragedy; they are a normal part of life. Persons with Disabilities should not be considered charity cases, someone to pity.

Deaf West Theatre Gets Loud with "Spring Awakening"

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

In Spring Awakening, Steven Sater's lyrics sing like poetry. Their intimacy tingles in your throat as you repeat them under your breath. Your eyes close, just long enough to dance on the brink of surrender.

Let's See More #DeafTalent in Hollywood

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 04.19.2015 | Entertainment
Lydia L. Callis

With so many talented deaf/HoH performer working to catch their big break in Hollywood, it is inexcusable that hearing actors and actresses continue being cast for these roles. Deaf parts belong to deaf performers.

WATCH: The Amazing Moment Bill Clinton Witnessed In Bogota

OWN | Posted 07.18.2014 | OWN

Yuly, an 18-year old woman in Colombia, has never heard a sound. She's never experienced her mother's voice, the chatter of her family or the noises o...

Deaf Culture in Hollywood

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 05.31.2014 | Impact
Lydia L. Callis

Think about the last five movies you saw. Were there any deaf individuals in them? When was the last time you saw a deaf weather person delivering the forecast?

Marlee Matlin: Ann Coulter Should Apologize For Offensive Obama Tweet

Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin sounded off on HuffPost Live Wednesday about conservative pundit Ann Coulter's controversial reference to Presiden...

15 TV Stars Who've Won Oscars

Posted 02.25.2012 | TV

The Oscars will crown a new crop of Hollywood royalty when the winners are announced during the Sun., Feb. 26 ceremony (8 p.m. EST on ABC); but many p...

Black Tie Dinner: Dallas Raises Money And Their Voices

Jenny Block | Posted 01.21.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenny Block

On Saturday, Nov. 12, over 3,000 people got together and raised more than $1 million to support HRC (Human Rights Campaign) and a variety of other LGBT-focused North Texas charities.

Meet Jack Jason: The Most Famous Interpreter in the World

Nataly Kelly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Home
Nataly Kelly

What does it feel like for 8.4 million viewers to hang onto your every word as you make your case to Donald Trump? While Marlee Matlin's words are hers and hers alone, the voice that renders them into English belongs to a man by the name of Jack Jason.

My Father's Chutzpah

Marlee Matlin | Posted 08.17.2011 | Impact
Marlee Matlin

It was the Matlin chutzpah, particularly my dad's, which got me through the hard times. When kids made fun of my hearing aids, he would tell me to tell them they were just big globs of bubble gum -- want some?

Trump's Disappointing Celebrity Apprentice Decisions

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

NeNe was a disgrace. LaToya and Starr walked away from her viciousness. These two and Gary Busey and David Cassidy were the real heroes.

Catch the Debilitating, Contagious Reality Show Fever | Posted 07.31.2011 | Comedy

Since you're probably a human being with things like responsibilities and priorities, you most likely didn't watch every reality show finale this week. Here are all of the reality show finales from this last week summed up and videoized.

WATCH: Sneak Peak Of Seth MacFarlane & Snoop At Trump Roast

Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

Comedy Central gathered together some of the most merciless comedians in the business on Wednesday night to roast Donald Trump. Long-time roasters Li...

Donald Trump Firing David Cassidy Instead of Richard Hatch: Clearly Ratings Trump Truth and Integrity

Michael Russnow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Russnow

As the first Project Manager in the latest Celebrity Apprentice, Richard Hatch was not only arrogant and obnoxious, but mildly physical with the much smaller David Cassidy.

Marlee Matlin: William Hurt Abused Me

Access Hollywood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"I was afraid. I was always afraid... of him," Matlin told Access Hollywood's Nancy O'Dell. "But I loved him. I did. Or maybe I thought I did. But loo...

Dancing With the Stars: The Musical Mambo Gets Marlee Matlin Booted (and Shannon Elizabeth Hangs On)

Tonya Plank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tonya Plank

I would have liked to hear Marlee's perspective on her difficulties. We heard the judges say everything looked "forced," but Mambo is impossible without being able to hear the music.

Dancing With The Stars Results: The Oscar-Winner Goes Home

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — For the third consecutive week, a last-place finish has led to elimination on "Dancing With the Stars." This week's celebrity cas...

Watch Marlee Matlin Dance To Raves Despite Profound Deafness

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

This week "Dancing with the Stars" premiered to huge numbers and brought out a whole new cast of stars. One of the most touted stars, featured in many...

Marlee Matlin Ready for `Dancing' Debut

AP | SANDY COHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. — Marlee Matlin had never danced before _ well, other than at weddings and bar mitzvahs _ but for the past two week...

Matlin on `Dancing With the Stars'

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — Priscilla Presley, Kristi Yamaguchi and Marlee Matlin are catching dance fever. They are among the dozen celebrities who will com...