Death of Phyllis Frelich

February 29, 1944 - April 10, 2014
Temple City, California | Age 70

Tony Award-winning actress dies
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TERRY TANG, The Associated Press

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. She suffered from a rare degenerative neurological disease called progressive supranuclear palsy, or PSP, for which there are no treatments, he said.

"She was extraordinary, the finest sign language actress...

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