Tulsa Actress to be Honored for Oklahoma Donation

May 6, 2013

Mary Kay Place
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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Award winning actress and Tulsa native Mary Kay Place is being recognized by the Oklahoma Legislature for her donation to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

The star of "Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman" and "The Big Chill" is being honored Monday with special receptions in the House and Senate lounges.

Historical Society officials are lobbying the Legislature for funding for a museum of popular culture in Tulsa. 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.