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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Marlee Bethany Matlin  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT C:YA Non-Fiction

Born: 1965 in Morton Grove, Illinois

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Marlee was born and raised in Illinois and graduated from John Hersey High School in Arlington Heights and attended Harper College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Marlee Matlin is an actress who at 21 was the youngest recipient of an Oscar for best actress. She received worldwide critical acclaim for her film debut in Paramount Pictures' "Children of a Lesser God," in addition to the Oscar, Marlee received the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Drama.


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