Monte Cristo Awards Arrivals
Meryl Streep is already regarded as the greatest actress of her generation, and now, she's set to receive yet another accolade.

Streep is one of 19 men and women who will be bestowed with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country's highest civilian honor. She'll receive the medal from President Barack Obama during an awards ceremony to be held at the White House on November 24.

The full list of recipients also includes: Tom Brokaw; Ethel Kennedy; Stevie Wonder; composer Stephen Sondheim; choreographer Alvin Ailey; novelist Isabel Allende; civil rights activist and "Freedom Summer" participants James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner; physicist Mildred Dresselhaus; Rep. John Dingell of Michigan; writer and activist Suzan Harjo; Federal judge and former Rep. Abner Mikva of Illinois; Rep. Patsy Takemoto Mink of Hawaii; Rep. Edward Roybal of California; professional golfer Charles Sifford; economist Robert Solow; social activist Marlo Thomas.

"I look forward to presenting these nineteen bold, inspiring Americans with our Nation's highest civilian honor," President Obama said in a statement. "From activists who fought for change to artists who explored the furthest reaches of our imagination; from scientists who kept America on the cutting edge to public servants who help write new chapters in our American story, these citizens have made extraordinary contributions to our country and the world."

Streep's latest honor begs the question: Is there anything that she can't do? We're thinking that the answer is no.

[via: Vanity Fair]

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