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Marlee Matlin slams fake interpreter at Mandela memorial

Marlee Matlin slams fake interpreter at Mandela memorial

Dec. 12 (UPI) -- It's not entirely clear how -- or why -- the organizers of the Nelson Mandela memorial thought they could get away with using a fake sign language interpreter.
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Report: Reference given by fake deaf interpreter phony, too

Report: Reference given by fake deaf interpreter phony, too

PRETORIA, South Africa, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- The man identified by the deaf community as a fake interpreter during Nelson Mandela's memorial service also gave a fake reference, Deaf SA (South Africa) said.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 24, 2012.
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Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

Lampanelli, Guidice fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 7 (UPI) -- Lisa Lampanelli and Teresa Guidice have been fired from the business-themed competition show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Horror film 'Excision' to get 2012 release

Horror film 'Excision' to get 2012 release

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Feb. 7 (UPI) -- Anchor Bay Films says it has acquired the North American distribution rights to "Excision," a horror movie starring AnnaLynne McCord.
Knight, Osmond to perform at Emmys

Knight, Osmond to perform at Emmys

LAS VEGAS, June 14 (UPI) -- Gladys Knight and Marie Osmond have been booked to perform at the 38th annual Daytime Emmy Awards show in Las Vegas, CBS said.
John Rich is 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner

John Rich is 'Celebrity Apprentice' winner

NEW YORK, May 23 (UPI) -- Country music star John Rich was declared the winner of "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

Meat Loaf, Lil' Jon fired on 'Apprentice'

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- Recording artists Meat Loaf and Lil' Jon have become the latest stars fired on "The Celebrity Apprentice" in New York.
Snoop, Situation to help roast Trump

Snoop, Situation to help roast Trump

NEW YORK, March 2 (UPI) -- Snoop Dogg, Larry King and Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino will help roast real-estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump in New York, Comedy Central said.
'Apprentice' taps Meat Loaf, La Toya

'Apprentice' taps Meat Loaf, La Toya

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- La Toya Jackson, Star Jones, Lisa Rinna, Gary Busey, David Cassidy and Meat Loaf are to compete on "Celebrity Apprentice" in New York, NBC said.
Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

Hurt responds to Matlin's abuse claims

LOS ANGELES, April 14 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor William Hurt has issued an apology in response to abuse claims his ex-girlfriend Marlee Matlin made against him this week.
Matlin talks about past drug abuse

Matlin talks about past drug abuse

BURBANK, Calif., April 13 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marlee Matlin says she was molested by a female babysitter, lost her virginity to a male teacher in high school and long battled drug dependency.
Matlin leaves 'Dancing with the Stars'

Matlin leaves 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marlee Matlin was voted off the celebrity reality TV show "Dancing with the Stars" after dancing the mambo with her partner Fabian Sanchez.
Presley eliminated from 'Dancing'

Presley eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Priscilla Presley was the latest celebrity to be eliminated from the U.S. dance competition show "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.
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Marlee Bethany Matlin (born August 24, 1965) is an American actress. She is the youngest woman and the only deaf actress to date to win the Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, which she won at age 21 for Children of a Lesser God. Her work in film and television has resulted in a Golden Globe award, with two additional nominations, and four Emmy nominations. Deaf since she was 18 months old , she is also a prominent member of the National Association of the Deaf.

Matlin was born in Morton Grove, Illinois, to Libby and Donald Matlin, an automobile dealer. She has two older brothers, Eric and Marc. She lost all hearing in her right ear and 80% of the hearing in her left ear at the age of 18 months. In her autobiography, I'll Scream Later, she suggests that her hearing loss may have been due to a genetically malformed cochlea. She also indicated that she is the only member of her family who is deaf. She is of Russian Jewish descent. She was able to have her Bat Mitzvah by learning Hebrew phonetically; she was later interviewed for the book Mazel Tov: Celebrities' Bar and Bat Mitzvah Memories. Matlin graduated from John Hersey High School in nearby Arlington Heights and attended Harper College.

In her new book I'll Scream Later (chapter 11), she also speaks of her two instances of child molestation, the first by her babysitter at the age of 11 and then at the hand of her teacher in high school.

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