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Charity activist Meryl Streep

Charity activist Meryl Streep
Charity activist Meryl Streep

Charity activist Meryl Streep
According to Hollywood actress, she can’t stand most things that she sees. Noteworthy, talented and beautiful American actress Meryl Streep and her husband Don Gummer are charitable people, donating millions quietly over the years. Meanwhile, it came to light that they’ve given away millions over the years, almost secretly. Not that they were trying to keep it a secret, they just weren’t shouting their philanthropy from the rooftops. In particular, Meryl Streep is #8 in the list of The 30 Most Generous Celebrities. Indeed, the list of her charity activities is long – from Silver Mountain Arts Foundation to New York’s City Meals on Wheels and Coalition for the Homeless.

Charity activist Meryl Streep
American actress, Meryl Streep meeting Queen Elizabeth II after a Royal Film Performance of ‘Kramer vs Kramer’ at the Odeon, Leicester. March 1980

1979’s “Kramer vs. Kramer” won the Oscar for best picture that year. Streep and Dustin Hoffman play divorcing parents fighting over their son, played by Justin Henry, top. The film was widely praised for tackling the topic of divorce and nationwide ideas about mothers receiving custody. Streep’s character is awarded custody because she is the boy’s mother, but in the end, tells her husband the boy is best with him.

‘The Deer Hunter’, 1978. Streep, seen with Robert De Niro, had a small role in the film, which was much talked about for its scenes of prisoners of war in Vietnam forced to play Russian roulette. The film won five Oscars, including best picture. Director Michael Cimino reportedly let Streep write her own lines.

‘Silkwood’, 1983. Streep, seen with Kurt Russell and Cher, played Karen Silkwood, who died in a suspicious car accident while trying to blow the whistle on actions at the Kerr-McGee plutonium plant where she worked. The real Karen Silkwood was just 28 and a mother of three when she died in 1974.

Bright college days. Streep is seen in the 1974 Yale Repertory Theater production of “The Idiots Karamazov” when she was an acting student at Yale School of Drama. Streep earned an M.F.A. from the college, after earning her B.A. from Vassar College in 1971. The Yale Drama dean reportedly said, “It was immediately apparent that she was destined for greatness.”

‘The Devil Wears Prada’, 2006. Streep played Miranda Priestly, the vicious fashion-magazine editor who torments underling Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway.

Charity activist Meryl Streep
Family portrait. Streep married sculptor Don Gummer in 1978. They have four children, including son Henry, seen here with his parents in this undated photo. Of their three daughters, two are actresses

Charity activist Meryl Streep

Charity activist Meryl Streep
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
Actress Meryl Streep
Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
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Charity activist Meryl Streep
1979 Kramer vs. Kramer
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Adaptation. Streep played writer Susan Orlean in 2002’s Adaptation, based on Orlean’s book ‘The Orchid Thief and the battle’ to adapt it into a film.
Charity activist Meryl Streep
American actress, Meryl Streep meeting Queen Elizabeth II after a Royal Film Performance of ‘Kramer vs Kramer’ at the Odeon, Leicester. March 1980
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Scene from ‘Bright college days’
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘Doubt’, 2008. Streep plays a nun and Philip Seymour Hoffman a priest, an adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize winning play
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Graduation day. Streep and retired U.S. Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter speak after Streep was presented with an honorary degree during Harvard University Commencement, in Cambridge, Mass., on May 27, 2010
Charity activist Meryl Streep
High honor. Streep, center back row, was one of five recipients of the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors. Also honored were musician Yo-Yo Ma, singer Neil Diamond, musician Sonny Rollins; and actress Barbara Cook
Charity activist Meryl Streep
In 2004, Streep won the Golden Globe for best actress in a miniseries or television movie for her work in the AIDS epic, ‘Angels in America.’ She played four roles, including that of executed communist Ethel Rosenberg.
Charity activist Meryl Streep
In ‘Mamma Mia!’, the movie musical based on the ABBA stage musical, Streep performing 22 ABBA hits including ‘Dancing Queen’, ‘Take a Chance on Me’ and ‘The Winner Takes It All’
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘It’s Complicated’, 2009 film. Streep and Alec Baldwin play a long-divorced couple who find they’re falling for each other again now that the kids are grown and their finances are secure
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘Lions for Lambs’, 2007. Streep starred with Tom Cruise and Robert Redford. Cruise plays a senator who hopes to enlist the help of Streep’s character, a TV journalist
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Deal with it. Meryl Streep
Charity activist Meryl Streep
With Dustin Hoffman Academy Awards From Kramer Vs Kramer 1979
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Ironweed, 1987. Streep was nominated for best actress for her role as Helen Archer in 1987’s ‘Ironweed’, but did not win
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Mother and daughters. Streep and her daughters, from left, Louisa Gummer, Grace Grummer and Mamie Gummer attend the premiere of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’, on June 19, 2006, in New York
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘Music of the Heart’. Streep’s best actress nomination for 1999’s ‘Music of the Heart’ made her the second most nominated actress in history, after Katharine Hepburn
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Portrait of a ‘Lady’. Even before any reviews had been released, there was plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding Streep’s performance as former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 2011’s ‘The Iron Lady’
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Robert De Niro (Left) & Meryl Streep (Right) in 1978′s The Deer Hunter.
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Silkwood was in the end a triumph of powerful performances from Streep, Cher and Russell and a realistic take on the American working class. 1983
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘Sophie’s Choice’, 1982. Streep won the best actress Oscar for the title role in 1982’s ‘Sophie’s Choice’, about a Polish immigrant haunted by the horror that came upon her while in Auschwitz
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Sophie’s Choice, 1982
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Al Gore and Streep present Britain’s Prince Charles with Harvard Medical School Center for Health and the Global Environment’s 10th Anniversary Global Environmental Citizen Award at the Harvard Club in New York on Jan. 28, 2007
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Streep starred with Julianne Moore and Nicole Kidman in 2002’s ‘The Hours’, based on Michael Cunningham’s novel about three women connected by the work of writer Virginia Woolf.
Charity activist Meryl Streep
Streep starred with Robert Redford in 1985’s ‘Out of Africa’, based on the life of author Karen Blixen, who wrote under the name Isak Dinesen. The film won seven Oscars
Charity activist Meryl Streep
The Bridges of Madison County, 1995
Charity activist Meryl Streep
‘The Devil Wears Prada’, 2006. Streep played Miranda Priestly, the vicious fashion-magazine editor who torments underling Andy Sachs, played by Anne Hathaway
Charity activist Meryl Streep
The French Lieutenant’s Woman, 1981
Charity activist Meryl Streep
With James Bond. Pierce Brosnan and Streep wave to the crowd at the world premiere of the movie version of ‘Mamma Mia!’ on June 30, 2008, in London

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