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Oscar winner Meryl Streep announced Thursday her donation of $1 million to New York’s Public Theater in honor of founder Joseph Papp and writer-director Nora Ephron. “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,” said Streep at a reception Thursday. Photos: Streep, Beatty, Nicholson Honor Shirley MacLaine at AFI bash  “Meryl is as great a citizen as she is an actor,” said the theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. “Joe Papp founded The

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