According to the website, it's the first film to feature a deaf and blind actor in a lead role.
After that, Marlee became the only deaf performer who won the Academy Award to date.
They first met while she was filming a scene from Reasonable Doubts outside the studio grounds; the police department had assigned Grandalski to provide security and control traffic.
As of January 2015, Matlin also acted as the 's celebrity ambassador for disability rights.
The mere possibility of estrangement provokes vicarious separation anxiety.
Looking back on the win nowadays, Matlin is filled with immense gratitude.