Silkwood (1983) While working at a nuclear power plant, Karen Silkwood becomes heavily involved in union work, but her evidence of the company's safety violations may never make it to the right people. Meryl Streep, Kurt Russell, Cher....4
Karen Silkwood was a labor union activist in Oklahoma. She was about to blow the whistle on her work employers at the Kerr-McGee Plutonium Plant when she found herself contaminated with plutonium. On November 13,1974, as she was heading to meet a journalist, her car crashed, killing her instantly. Police claimed it was an accident, other reports claimed she was murdered. The case remains unsolved.
Karen Silkwood's purse will soon be on display in an exhibit at the Museum of the Gulf Coast. Guiseppe Barranco/ Photo: THE ENTERPRISE / BE Nov 13, 1974: Karen Silkwood dies in mysterious one-car crash http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/
Nora Ephron, Writer: You've Got Mail. Nora Ephron was educated at Wellesley College, Massachusetts. She was an acclaimed essayist (Crazy Salad 1975), novelist (Heartburn 1983), and had written screenplays for several popular films, all featuring strong female characters, such as anti-nuclear activist Karen Silkwood (Silkwood (1983), co-written with Alice Arlen) and a mobster's feisty independent daughter Cookie Voltecki (Cookie (1989)...