Hard of hearing from otosclerosis since her early teens; has had several operations to reverse deteriorating hearing. Has appeared in movies, television, and stage; advocate for hearing-impaired persons. Used sign language during a guest appearance on TV's Carol Burnett show during the 1970s. Endowed the annual MacDougall Writing Awards at Gallaudet University.
Gallaudet Encyclopedia, vol.1 p.419-420; Deaf Women, p.103.
27 October 1920-