Streep Honored At Monte Cristo Prizegiving Ceremony


At a ceremony in New York City on Monday, April 21, directors, actors and writers turned out to actress Meryl Streep while she was receiving her prize for her outstanding career and accomplishments.

Streep, a multiple Oscar-winner, became the 14th honored person at the Eugene O’Neil Theatre Center. It is a stage company where her career kicked off after she had graduated from Yale University in the 1970s.

‘Doubt’ director John Patrick Shanley, ‘Angels in America’ writer Tony Kushner and ‘august: Osage County’ playwright and screenwriter Tracy Letts were the speakers who shared their memories of working with Streep.

Her ‘The Deer’ co-star Joe Grifasi took the stage to remember how she said in 1978 her dream was to have a husband and four children while resting on the beach during the making of their movie. Then she married sculptor Don Grummer and had three daughters and one son.

Legendary actress concluded the evening by making her own speech, saying,

“I feel like I’m at the funeral, so I’m really happy! You usually don’t get to be there.”

“I just think being an artist is the opportunity to learn all your life, just to soak everything up. Everybody here tonight, I’m gonna use this stuff in the future! And thank you (to Don) for those four children that I dreamed of on the beach that day. He came along, thank God!”

Other recipients include Christopher Plummer, Michael Douglas, James Earl Jones and Kevin Spacey.


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