Meryl Streep, Debbie Harry named to New Jersey Hall of Fame

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Meryl Streep, Debbie Harry named to New Jersey Hall of Fame
File-This Jan. 13, 2018, file photo shows actress Meryl Streep posing for photographers on arrival at the French premiere of the film 'The Post' in Paris, France. Streep, baseball player Al Leiter and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli (he will be inducted with four other members of the Four Seasons) and “Cake Boss” reality star Buddy Valastro for the performing arts. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Academy Award winner Meryl Streep, former New York Yankees pitcher Al Leiter (LY’-tur) and E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt are among the 20 newest members of the New Jersey Hall of Fame.

The class of 2017 also includes singers Debbie Harry and Frankie Valli and “Cake Boss” reality TV star Buddy Valastro for the performing arts. Authors Harlan Coben and Anna Quindlen represent arts and letters.

The inductees for public service are astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly, late Republican Rep. Millicent Fenwick and Army nurse Clara Maass, who died as a result of volunteering for medical experiments to study yellow fever.

Other class members are real estate developer Jon Hanson, magazine publisher Steve Forbes, politician Joe Buckelew and running champion Mary Decker.

All will be inducted during a ceremony in May.