Sunday, March 17, 2013

Matlin - 5 years ago today

On this date (March 17) in 2008, Marlee Matlin made her debut on Dancing with the Stars. The Oscar winner was among a dozen celebrities who signed on to compete, including pro football player Jason Taylor, Olympic skater Kristi Yamaguchi, R&B singer Mario, and actors Shannon Elizabeth, Priscilla Presley, Cristian de la Fuente, and Marissa Jaret Winokur. When Matlin was eventually voted off the show after making it through several rounds, she thanked the judges, her family and Henry Winkler for his support. She also thanked Fabian Sanchez her dance partner "for giving me the most beautiful art of dance in my life."