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.
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.