Miriam Karlin tributes
8 June 2011
The Equity Council at its meeting on 7 June paid tribute to Miram Karlin, who died in St John's Hospital, London on 3 June. Council members spoke of Mim's fierce commitment to justice and her inexhaustable energy for campaigning.
Equity President Malcolm Sinclair said: “We’ve lost one of the dearest members of the Equity family, a wonderful actress, and a great trade unionist. She was the main reason I ever committed myself to the union and this will be true for many, many of us. A very sad day, but she remains both an example and huge inspiration. She was also very, very funny, and we loved her for it."
Mim had herself been an Equity activist all her professional life and had served many years on the Equity Council.
Other Council members spoke of the many campaigns for Equity and other organisations Mim had committed herself to and of her love for her fellow performers.
The tributes were followed by a minute's silence and a round of applause.
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