William Shatner and Marlee Matlin are leading the tributes to late actress Patty Duke following her death on Tuesday (29Mar16).
The 69-year-old Miracle Worker star passed away following a battle with sepsis after rupturing her intestine.
Her unexpected death prompted her celebrity friends and fans to take to social media to mourn her loss.
Star Trek icon Shatner was among the first to honour the Oscar winner online, taking to Twitter to write, "Very saddened on the passing of Patty Duke. She was a wonderful friend on Twitter. Condolences to her family."
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Deaf actress Marlee Matlin was "genuinely surprised" to discover her stint signing for Lady Gaga at the Super Bowl was cut from the TV broadcast.
The Oscar winner took on the job of translating the singer's performance of the U.S. National Anthem into American Sign Language on behalf of the National Association of the Deaf during the football extravaganza in Santa Clara, California on Sunday (07Feb16).
However, Matlin later found out her role had not been featured in the TV broadcast, and she fears millions of hearing-impaired viewers missed out.
"(I had a) huge number of responses on social media by fans - thousands of deaf, hard of hearing and hearing alike - who were disappointed in the decision to not show me signing during the TV broadcast," she tells Etonline.com.
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Lady Gaga's Hollywood peers have come out in droves to congratulate the star on her spectacular performance at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday (7Feb16).
The 29-year-old Applause hitmaker kicked off the National Football League sporting event by singing her rendition of America's national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner.
She belted out the tune in the middle of the playing field at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California while standing onstage alongside a piano played by a lone pianist.
Gaga was visibly moved while singing, tearing up from time to time, but she still delivered a smooth, flawless show nonetheless, ending the gig with a rich long note while jet planes flew overhead in the sky above the venue.
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Lady Gaga Has Been Given The Honour Of Singing The U.s. National Anthem At Sunday's (07feb16) Super Bowl.
The Born This Way star will follow in the footsteps of Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and last year's (15) singer Idina Menzel when she belts out The Star-Spangled Banner before the big football game in Santa Clara, California.
She will be joined by hearing-impaired Oscar winner Marlee Matlin, who will perform the song in American Sign Language.
The news of Gaga's appearance comes hours after Grammy Awards organisers announced the Poker Face star will be performing a tribute to the late David Bowie during their annual music prizegiving on 15 February (16).
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Marlee Matlin - Award-winning film and television actress Marlee Matlin shares her story of over coming life's obstacles during WE Day Celebrations in Calgary. - Calgary, Canada - Tuesday 27th October 2015
Austin McKenzie, Andy Mientus , Marlee Matlin - Opening night for Spring Awakening at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre - Curtain Call. at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, - New York City, New York, United States - Monday 28th September 2015
Richard Haig is a remarkably intelligent, charming, ageing poetry professor, whose life away from the classroom at Cambridge is one of constant hedonism and an unquenchable lust for women. He thinks nothing of sleeping with his attractive grad student Kate and even shamelessly makes a move on her hardlined older sister Olivia, much to her displeasure. Richard is forced to confront the consequences of his over-indulgent behaviour when Kate announces she's pregnant with his child. While fatherhood has never appealed to him much, he is ready to settle down, get married and experience family life, but when Kate falls in love with somebody else, it becomes clear that he's still got a long way to go before he can be considered a responsible person. Kate allows their son to stay with Richard, but only under the supervision of Olivia, who's about to teach Richard more about life and romance than he's ever taught about poetry.
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Actress Camryn Manheim Is Set To Make Her Broadway Debut In The Upcoming Revival Of Rock Musical Spring Awakening.
The Emmy and Golden Globe winner has been cast in the new production, which will be performed in English and American Sign Language simultaneously.
Manheim joins a cast including Broadway veteran Patrick Page, There Will Be Blood actor Russell Harvard, and hearing impaired actress Marlee Matlin, who will also be making her debut on the Great White Way.
The Deaf West Theatre production of Spring Awakening, based on Frank Wedekind's drama about teenage sexuality in late-19th century Germany, will feature 27 deaf and hearing impaired performers.
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Celebrity Tributes To The Late Frank Gifford Have Started Pouring In Following News Of The Sports Legend's Death On Sunday Morning (09aug15), With The Likes Of Donald Trump, Marlee Matlin And Nancy Sinatra Remembering The Former New York Giants Star, Who Became A Beloved Tv Anchorman.
Gifford, 84, died suddenly at his home in Connecticut and his death has stunned famous friends and fans alike.
Trump was among the hundreds to took to Twitter.com on Sunday after learning of the sad news and called the deceased "my friend and a truly great guy", while Oscar winner Matlin offered condolences to Gifford's widow, TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford, to "the passing of a sports great".
Other tributes and condolences came from pop star-turned-radio personality Lance Bass, Ellen DeGeneres, Maria Shriver, Tom Arnold and Kim Kardashian's half-sister Kendall Jenner, who was the late sports icon's goddaughter.
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Deaf Actress Marlee Matlin Will Make Her Broadway Debut In The Spring Awakening Revival Later This Year (15).
The Deaf West Theatre production, which is based on Frank Wedekind's drama, will feature 27 deaf and hearing impaired performers.
The rock musical about teenage sexuality will be performed in English and American Sign Language simultaneously.
It will begin previews at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre on 8 September (15).
The 8.2 magnitude tremor struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday evening (01Apr14), killing at least five people in the country and triggering a tsunami warning.
A number of stars have since taken to their Twitter.com accounts to reach out to residents and encourage them to listen to evacuation alerts.
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Deaf actress Marlee Matlin has blasted the organisers of Nelson Mandela's memorial service in South Africa for allowing a mystery man to take to the stage and perform fake sign language during the speeches.
Officials are still trying to figure out how the bogus interpreter was allowed to get so close to world leaders at Tuesday's (10Dec13) send-off, and the Oscar winner insists that whoever is responsible for the gaffe should be reprimanded.
Matlin, who was watching the memorial service in Los Angeles early on Tuesday and trying to make sense of what sign language she saw, tweeted, "Fake 'interpreter' makes up sign language during #Mandela service. Unbelievable!"
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