Signs for ACTOR

This gender-neutral ASL sign is the same for both ACTOR and ACTRESS.

Meaning: a person whose profession is acting on the stage, in movies, or on television.

Related signs: ARTIST, MOVIE, ACTRESS (same sign as ACTOR).

Deaf Culture and tidbits

Deaf Culture - famous Deaf actors (chronology):

Bernard Bragg (1928-2018): actor, producer, director, playwright; co-founder of the National Theatre of the Deaf (USA).

Phyllis Frelich (1944-2014): a deaf American actress; a contemporary of American actress Linda Bove.

Linda Bove (1945-present): deaf American actress who played the part on the children's television program, "Sesame Street" from 1971 to 2003.

Charles "CJ" Jones (1950-present): American actor, comedian, producer, and director.

Marlee Matlin (1965-present): the first American Deaf actress to win the Academy Award for Best Actress for her leading role in the movie "Children of a Lesser God."

Deanne Bray (1971-present): an American Deaf actress who played the lead role on Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. from 2002 to 2005.

Famous codas and allies:

Alla Kliouka Schaffer, a coda (child of Deaf parents) Russian actress; won the Green Apple Award for the Best Actress in 1995 at Russian Academy Award.

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