Sunday, May 09, 2010

Oscar nominated actress Lynn Redgrave dies, aged 67

The actress Lynn Redgrave has died aged 67, it was announced today.

Best known for her role as the free-thinking title character in the film 'Georgy Girl', for which she received an Oscar nomination, Redgrave became a sixties sensation whose career spanned 48 years on stage and screen.

Her death is the third in a year to hit the Redgrave acting dynasty.
A year ago her niece, Natasha Richardson, married to Liam Neeson, died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident. Just a month ago Redgrave's older brother Corin Redgrave died.

She has been described as an "introspective and independent" player in the family of actors.

Her publicist Rick Mira Montez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died last night at her Manhattan apartment.

In 2003, Redgrave had been treated for breast cancer.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim, or notoriety, of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave.

However Lynn Redgrave received acclaim for performances in 'Gods and Monsters', 'Mrs Warren's Profession', 'Shakespeare for my Father' and 'The Constant Wife'.

In later life, Redgrave dramatised her troubled past in one-woman stage performances.

Courtesy of:
Times Online,
Rhoda Buchanan
May 3, 2010