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Chronology: 1989

By her own account, Meryl Streep’s career began to crumble once she turned 40 in 1989. After turning down multiple offers to play witches, as she has mentioned in interviews, her only film project this year was the broad comedy “She-Devil”, co-starring Roseanne Barr. While dismissed by critics and moviegoers at the box office, Streep still earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role. But 1989 belonged to another project closer to home. Concerned by reports about the use of dangerous chemicals in the mass production of vegetables – a daminozide, also known as alar – Meryl co-founded the organisation “Mothers & Others For A Liveable Planet” and went out of her comfort zone to promote the organisation’s cause and raise awareness on various daytime talkshows, as well as the television variety special “An Evening with Friends for the Environment”, which aired in 1990.

December 08, 1989