Monday, May 3, 2010

RIP Lynn Redgrave

Film and stage star Lynn Redgrave has died of breast cancer at the age of 67.

A member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, she is the third member of her family to die in the past year. Her older brother Corin died last month and her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries following a skiing accident just over a year ago.
She was nominated for two Oscars - once in 1967 for best actress in “Georgy Girl” and again in 1999 for best supporting actress in “Gods and Monsters”.

Redgrave spoke at the funeral of her brother, recalling that he had taught her how to climb trees without telling her how to get back down again.

She was the third child of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson - her sister is Vanessa Redgrave.

"Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress," Lynn Redgrave told the Associated Press in 1999. "It was always, 'Corin's the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there's Lynn."'

Redgrave was awarded an OBE for her services to drama in 2002.


REDGRAVE, Lynn Rachel
Born: 3/8/1943, London, England, U.K.
Died: 5/2/2010, Kent, Connecticut, U.S.A.

Lynn Redgrave's westerns - actress:
Long Live Your Death - 1971 (Mary O'Donnell)
Centenial (TV) - 1979 (Charlotte Buckland Seccombe)

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