Out of Rungstedlund

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP)–Meryl Streep has been awarded the 1993 Rungstedlund Prize, named after the home of Karen Blixen, the writer she played in the movie “Out of Africa.”

Royalties from the film, which won a best picture Academy Award in 1985, and the ensuing interest in Blixen’s works enabled the Rungstedlund Foundation to open the late writer’s birthplace as a museum in 1991.

The museum curator, Marianne Asmussen, said Thursday that Streep was awarded the prize for “her remarkable artistic works and especially her personal interpretation of Karen Blixen” in the movie.

The American actress is the first foreigner to receive the prize, worth $ 3, 900.

Streep will receive the award when she visits Denmark in March for filming of Chilean novelist Isabel Allende’s best seller “The House of the Spirits,” being shot in Denmark and Portugal, Asmussen said.

Blixen, who died in 1962 at age 77, wrote “Seven Gothic Tales,””Out of Africa” and “Shadows on the Grass.’ Her works were published in North America under the name Isak Dinesen.

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