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Marlee Matlin, 'Biggest Loser' star part of USF lecture series


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The University of South Florida's fall lineup for its University Lecture Series will include Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin (Nov 14), “Biggest Loser” trainer Dolvett Quince (Oct. 14) and PostSecret founder Frank Warren (Sept. 17).

Matlin has acted on dozens of television shows, including recurring roles on “The West Wing,” and “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.” She starred in the early 1990s series “Reasonable Doubts,” for which she won a Golden Globe, and has appeared as a contestant on reality competition series “Dancing With the Stars” and “Celebrity Apprentice.”

Matlin is also the only deaf performer to win an Academy Award, which she won for 1986's “Children of a Lesser God.”

Fitness expert Quince has appeared as a trainer on the NBC series “The Biggest Loser” for four seasons. His first book “The 3-1-2-1 Diet: Eat and Cheat Your Way to Weight Loss - Up to 10 Pounds in 21 Days,” comes out in November.

Warren created PostSecret as an art project in 2005, asking people to mail in anonymous secrets written on postcards. The project became a phenomenon and has since collected millions of secrets ranging from dark revelations to hilarious admissions, and has spawned books, a website, an app and a popular TED talk by Warren.

All three of the lectures are free and open to the public and take place inside the Marshall Student Center ballroom at 4202 E Fowler Ave in Tampa. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.

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