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Tulsa actress honored for Okla. donation

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 6, 2013 at 1:31 pm •  Published: May 6, 2013
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The state Legislature has recognized award-winning actress and Tulsa native Mary Kay Place for her donation to the Oklahoma Historical Society's Tulsa popular culture museum.

The star of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and "The Big Chill" was honored Monday with special receptions in the House and Senate lounges. She donated costumes and other items from her career.

Historical Society officials are lobbying the Legislature to pay for the proposed Tulsa museum. The planned 75,000-square-foot, four-story building dedicated to the influence of Oklahoma artists on popular culture is being called the OKPOP Museum. Supporters of the museum are also raising private donations for the project.

The Republican-controlled House has opposed any attempt to pass bond issues, including one to fund the museum's construction.