Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who is attempting damage control following revelations of misogynistic statements, was accused of mocking the deaf actress Marlee Matlin over her disability. They spoke anonymously citing fear of legal retribution for violating their contractual non-disclosure clause with the reality show. They said Trump would regularly disrespect the actress and would treat her as if she were mentally disabled, sometimes behind her back but at other times to her face.
Just 21 years old, Matlin was the youngest performer ever to receive the "best actress" award, as well as the first hearing-impaired person to be given the honor. Since then, Matlin has performed regularly in films and television, and founded her own production company. Matlin was born on August 4, in Morton Grove, a suburb of Chicago.
In Scream Later, the year-old deaf star reveals for the first time how a year-old babysitter molested her when she was just 11 years old. She writes, "Afterwards I ran into the bathroom. I wanted to throw up.
And she's now giving a new voice to an important issue. Monday night on "Larry King Live," the Academy Award winner opened up to guest host Joy Behar about the sexual abuse she suffered as a child. She says the abuse led to drug use. She also opened up about her volatile relationship with actor William Hurt.
Skip navigation! Story from TV Shows. Marlee Matlin is an Academy Award-winning actress, New York Times best-selling author, and prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf, as she has been deaf since she was 18 months old.
Matlin, who is the only deaf actor or actress to win an Academy Award for best actress, appeared on the show inmaking it all the way to second place with plenty of positive comments from Trump — based on the footage that aired. While taping the show, Trump would often scrawl notes while sitting in the boardroom. These revelations come just as countless allegations of sexual harassment against Trump have arisen in the past week from women he has worked or associated with.
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Matlin's father, Donald, a longtime Northbrook resident, died in She wrote in a piece for HuffPost : "During a visit to California, when a friend of my grandmother's told my parents that I must be deaf because I was not responding to sounds, my father was absolutely convinced that I was simply being stubborn. Then my grandmother had a neighbor, or a best friend actually, who was babysitting and after they all came home from dinner, they said, 'She's deaf.
She also became only the fourth actress to win an Oscar in her first film role. But Marlee couldn't hear the applause. That's because she's completely deaf and has been since an illness made her so at eighteen months.
A former Celebrity Apprentice contestant is not mincing words with how Donald Trump allegedly acted toward women behind the scenes. Richard Hatch, who competed on season 11 of the NBC reality-competition show, alleges in a new interview with People that the year-old Republican presidential nominee would regularly act inappropriately toward female contestants on the show, including Marlee Matlin and Lisa Rinna. It was blatant and it was frequent. He did it with whomever happened to be there at the time.