Meryl Streep was my sole guest in one premiere week edition of my VH1 prime time talk show, WATCH BOBBY RIVERS. She was promoting 1988's A CRY IN THE DARK at the time. The U.K. title for the film was EVIL ANGELS. Most Americans think the real title is A DINGO ATE MY BABY. This was my second national TV interview of Meryl Streep. I loved it.
In our 1988 interview on VH1, I asked Meryl Streep about the impact of Liza Minnelli. Here is her answer.
As for taking home the Oscar -- Meryl Streep won Best Supporting Actress for KRAMER VS. KRAMER (1979), Best Actress for SOPHIE'S CHOICE (1982) and Best Actress for THE IRON LADY (2011).