While a student at Yale, her credits at Yale Repertory Theatre included: "Shearwater" by William Hauptman
, "The Royal Pardon" by John Arden
, Shaw's "Major Barbara", Gorky's "Lower Depths" (1972), Marlowe's "Edward II", "The Brothers Karamazov" based on the novel by Dostoevsky, "The Balcony" by Jean Genet
, "Cock-a-Doodle-Dandy" ...
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Someone once said that sometimes studio heads don't want to cast films with the image of their first wife in the role. It's just rather unpleasant for them. So they like the idea of the new one.
Her father was of German and Swiss-German descent, and his patrilineal ancestors had originally been surnamed "Streeb". Her mother had English, German, Irish, Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), and remote French, ancestry, and was descended from early settlers in Pennsylvania. One of Meryl's maternal great-grandmothers, Mary Agnes McFadden, was born in Ireland.
Known for being a perfectionist when preparing for roles