Phyllis Frelich, Tony Award-winning deaf actress, dies at 70

April 14, 2014 in Community News
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This 2004 photo shows actress Phyllis Frelich in New York. Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of ‘Children of a Lesser God,’ died Thursday at age 70.

 

Frelich was the inspiration for ‘Children of a Lesser God’ and won a Tony in 1980 for her Broadway portrayal of Sarah Norman, the deaf

woman at the heart of the play.

Phyllis Frelich, a Tony Award-winning deaf actress who starred in the Broadway version of “Children of a Lesser God,” has died. She was 70.

Frelich died Thursday at their home in Temple City, Calif., her husband, Robert Steinberg, said.

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