Our host Rocco recently attended and paid tribute to an amazing event for the deaf leaders in the industry at the Riviera Resort & Spa event extravaganza. The event paid tribute to the many talented and well-known industry performers who never let their hearing impairments eradicate their dreams. The inspiring event took place in Palm Springs, California and was filled with a variety of great talent and honor.
Guests in Attendance:
Marlee Mattin received worldwide recognition for her motion picture
debut in Paramount Pictures’ Children of a Lesser God. In 1987, at the
age of 21, she became the youngest recipient of the Academy Award
Oscar for Best Actress and one of only four actresses to receive the
honor for a film debut. In addition to the Oscar, Ms. Matlin was honored
by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association with the Golden Globe
Award for Best Actress in a Drama.
Linda Bove is world renowned for her role on Sesame Street, where, for more
than 30 years, she entertained and enlightened TV audiences young and old,
deaf and hearing. In addition to that, Ms. Bove has the distinction of being the
first deaf actress to attain a recurring role on the television soap opera, Search
for Tomorrow. She also appeared in Sesame Street’s first full length feature, Follow That Bird.
Julianna Fjeld is an accomplished Deaf actress, director and producer.
Upon her graduation from Gallaudet University, she joined the National
Theatre of the Deaf (NTD) as a fellow performer and toured with them
for five yea rs. She su bsequ ently became Co-Artistic Director of NTD.
Deaf Seniors Foundation of Palm Springs Event
Other Respected Attendees: Herb Larson, Liz Tannebaum, Richard Ray, Mel Carter, Bernard Bragg and more!