Reasonable Doubts


Tess Kaufman (Marlee Matlin/costar), a beautiful hearing-impaired attorney working as a prosecutor for the District Attorney’s office in the city of Chicago, Illinois.


She communicated via sign language to her partner and interpreter, police investigator Richard “Dicky” Cobb (Mark Harmon) who learned sign language from his deaf father.

Note: Marlee Matlin had previously won an Oscar® for the motion picture Children of a Lesser God (1986) when she portrayed an intelligent but isolated hearing-impaired woman who worked as a janitor at a school for the deaf.

See also: Picket Fences (2) ; Seinfeld ; Switched at Birth ; West Wing

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