How Did Sandra Mae Frank Become Deaf?
Sandra Mae Frank became deaf after she was born three months premature.
Although she could hear at birth, her father became aware of her hearing loss when she was three years old. Visits to the doctor came with the diagnosis that Sandra was profoundly deaf.
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Sandra studied American Sign Language with her parents. Prior to graduation from the Kentucky School for the Deaf, she attended a regular school. She then went to Gallaudet University to obtain a degree in drama though she had envisioned herself being a teacher.
Frank debuted on Broadway with Spring Awakening alongside another deaf actor, Daniel Durant. With many deaf actors getting roles in mainstream shows, Frank is happy that they are finally getting the recognition they deserve.
She hopes to show the world that they can bring the beauty of deaf culture to a character and stun the world with their acting skills.