June 22: Happy birthday to Meryl Streep. She’s 63. . . . Streep has received 17 Academy Award nominations, winning three, and 26 Golden Globe nominations, winning eight. She has received more nominations than any other actor in the history of either award. She is well known for her ability to imitate a variety of foreign and domestic accents, from Danish in “Out of Africa” (1985), to British received pronunciation in “The French Lieutenant's Woman” (1981) and “The Iron Lady” (2011), to Italian in “The Bridges of Madison County” (1995). When asked whether accents helped her assume a character, she responded, "I'm always baffled by this question... How could I play that part and talk like me?" When asked how she reproduces different accents, Streep replied, "I listen."