Meryl Streep Once Suffered A Devastating Loss, But Here’s How She Managed To Overcome The Heartbreak

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Meryl Streep is one of the world’s most celebrated actresses. The star has set records when it comes to Golden Globe nominations. And that’s not even getting started on all the special recognition and lifetime achievement accolades she has. She’s married to sculptor Don Gummer and has four children with him. But before all that, she suffered a tragedy – one that she’s carried with her all her life.

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Streep’s career is the stuff of legend. Starting on the big screen in 1977, she has appeared in a great many films since then that have achieved commercial and critical success. These include – among others – The Deer Hunter, The French Lieutenant’s Woman, The Devil Wears Prada and The Post.

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But while growing up, Streep had ambitions to be a singer. The future star took opera singing lessons from famous soprano Estelle Liebling, but she didn’t enjoy them. And she performed in school plays, but it wasn’t until college and a role in the play Miss Julie that she really caught the acting bug.

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