Meryl Streep - Meryl Streep Donates $1 Million To New York Theatre

Meryl Streep has handed New York's Public Theater $1 million (£625,000) in honour of the company's founder Joe Papp and late producer/director Nora Ephron.

The legendary actress made her Broadway debut in the theatre's production of Trelawny of the Wells in 1975, and was mentored by late impresario Papp, who set up the Public in 1954.

On Thursday (04Oct12), a representative for the company announced Streep has donated the generous amount in memory of Papp and her regular collaborator Ephron, who passed away in June (12).

A statement from the Oscar winner reads, "I give this gift in honor of the founder of The Public Theater, my friend and mentor Joseph Papp, and in remembrance of one of the theater's Board members and greatest supporters, my friend Nora Ephron."


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Patrick Mehr

Readers interested in Meryl Streep's generosity can read about her longtime association with the Public Theater in Helen Epstein's biography Joe Papp: An American Life, now available as an eBook http://plunkettlakepress.com/jp.html

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