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Simply Streep Flipbook: I've worked with a TV star

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    Growing Pains
    Most of today's famous actors got their start on television - sitcoms, soaps or commercials. Others have mastered their craft on the stage in their early days and then found fame on television. Many of Meryl's co-stars make no exception - only that some of them are not that obvious to spot in the first place. Can you guess who of Meryl's colleagues made it on television? To start with a rather easy guess, this future co-star made a first impression on the 1980s sitcom "Growing Pains".

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    Leonardo DiCaprio
    Of course, it's Leonardo DiCaprio. After early stints on television, he became sought after on the big screen opposite Robert De Niro in "The Boy's Life" and Johnny Depp in "What's Eating Gilbert Grape". And just before hitting mega-stardom with "Romeo and Juliet" and "Titanic", he gave Meryl Streep a run for her money as her troubled teenage son in "Marvin's Room".

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    This co-star is harder to guess. For four years, "ALF" - an alien who follows an amateur ham radio signal to Earth and crash-lands into the garage of the Tanner family - was a television favorite. One actor from the "ALF" cast got his start on the New York stage in the 1970s and worked with Joe Papp's Public Theater. Can you guess? (Clue: It may not help, but it's not ALF himself).

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    Max Wright
    Wright - best remembered as Willy Tanner - worked with the Public Theater throughout the 1970s and played Semen Panteleevich opposite Meryl Streep in their 1977 production of "The Cherry Orchard". Later, Wright also appeared on "Friends", as Terry, the manager of Central Perk, played Guenter Wendt in the 1998 HBO miniseries From the Earth to the Moon and Dr. Josef Mengele in Playing for Time. Continuing to perform on the stage, he received a Tony Award nomination in 1998 for "Ivanov".

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    Who's the Boss
    Another tough call, unless you have scanned all cast lists of Meryl's stage productions from the 1970's. This actor has been trained for the stage and won a Tony Award just recently, but will as well be most remembered for starring in this family sitcom from 1984 to 1992. Can you guess?

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    Judith Light
    It's Judith Light. The actress has worked with Joe Papp's theatre as well and played Francisca opposite Meryl Streep and John Cazale in the 1976 production of "Measure for Measure". For her television work, Judith won two Daytime Emmy Awards for "One Life to Live" and a Tony Award in 2012 for "Other Desert Cities". Since there's no picture of their play, here's Judith and Meryl at the 2013 Obie Awards.

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    Over its 11-year-run, the successful sitcom "Cheers" won 28 Emmy Awards and made its stars Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Rhea Pearlman and Kelsey Grammer household faces for the coming years. But only one member of its cast went on to share the big screen opposite Meryl Streep. (Clue: Unless you think it's been Meryl lending her voice to the "Look Who's Talking" films, it's not Kirstie Alley).

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    Woody Harrelson
    For eight years, Harrelson played Woody Boyd on "Cheers", scoring five Emmy nominations and one win in 1989. Harrelson has been one of the few actors able to make a transition from tv to film successfully, winning two Academy Award nominations for "The People Vs. Larry Flint" and "The Messenger". In 2006, he played Dusty (one half of the infamous duo "Dusty and Lefty") in Robert Altman's "A Prairie Home Companion" opposite Meryl Streep.

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    Sex and the City
    Broadcast from 1998 until 2004, "Sex and the City" boasted HBO's ratings and granted a place in television history for its leading ladies and numerous accolades. The show's premise was wrenched out for two feature films that brought its spark to an end. One of the "Sex and the City" stars shared a scene with Meryl Streep in a feature film. (Clue: Unless you can imagine Meryl in anything like "Porkys", "Police Academy" or "Mannequin", it's not Kim Cattrall).

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    Cytnhia Nixon
    Before "Sex and the City" went on the air, Cynthia Nixon was mostly known for her theatre work and smaller roles on tv and film. In "Marvin's Room", she played a Retirement Home Director, who led Meryl Streep and Diane Keaton through a residence destined to become Marvin's future home.