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Chronology: 1978

As the name Meryl Streep became more prominent in the New York theatre circles, the work kept coming in. Streep worked simultaneously on three projects – she filmed both Woody Allen’s „Manhattan“ and Robert Benton’s „Kramer vs. Kramer“ during the day in New York and played Isabella in Joseph Papp’s Shakespeare in the Park production of „The Taming of the Shrew“ at night. In April of 1978, NBC aired the four-part miniseries „Holocaust“, which made Meryl a household name overnight and can be considered as the first important breakthrough on the screen. „Holocaust“ recieved a record-breaking 15 nominations at that time, winning 8 awards, including one for Meryl Streep as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series. She also received the National Society of Film Critics for Best Supporting Actress. The second breakthrough followed in December with the release of Michael Cimino’s much debated – and much acclaimed – „The Deer Hunter“, in which Meryl co-starred opposite Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken. For her performance, Meryl Streep received her first nominations for the Academy Award, the Golden Globe and the British Academy Award. The film itself won five Academy Awards, including for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay.

December 29, 1978 (3 performances)
December 08, 1978
August 03, 1978 - September 03, 1978