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Tony Award-Winning Playwright Mark Medoff Dies At Age 79

Medoff is best known for Children of a Lesser God, a play about a young deaf woman's romance with her speech teacher.

Mark Medoff, whose Tony Award-winning play Children of a Lesser God opened the stage for deaf actresses, died Tuesday at his home in Las Cruces, N.M., at the age of 79.

He had been suffering from, citing his daughter Jessica Bunchman.

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