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RIP Lynn Redgrave

Actress Lynn Redgrave, member of British acting dynasty, has died at age 67



Associated Press Writers

11:49 a.m. EDT, May 3, 2010
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NEW YORK (AP) — Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances "Shakespeare for My Father" and "Nightingale," has died. She was 67.

Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Connecticut. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," they said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim — or notoriety — of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave, but received Oscar nominations for "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters," and Tony nominations for "Mrs. Warren's Profession," ''Shakespeare for My Father" and "The Constant Wife." In recent years, she also made appearances in the television shows "Ugly Betty," ''Law & Order" and "Desperate Housewives."

"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.'"

In the theater, Redgrave, with her striking dark red hair, often displayed a sunny, sweet and open personality, much like her ebullient offstage personality. It worked well in such shows as "Black Comedy," her Broadway debut in 1972 and again two years later in "My Fat Friend," a comedy about an overweight young woman who sheds pounds to find romance.

Tall and blue-eyed like her sister, she was as open about her personal life as Vanessa has been about politics. In plays and in interviews, Lynn Redgrave confided about her family, her marriage and her health. She acknowledged that she suffered from bulimia and served as a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. With daughter Annabel Clark, she released a 2004 book about her fight with cancer, "Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery From Breast Cancer."

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Reply #1 posted 05/03/10 9:07am

ernestsewell

You beat me to it. I love her and Vanessa both. She had a good life though, and a wonderful career.
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Reply #2 posted 05/03/10 9:07am

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poor family disbelief
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Reply #3 posted 05/03/10 9:43am

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Just saw this. So sad!

R.I.P. rose
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Reply #4 posted 05/03/10 10:29am

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sad
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Reply #5 posted 05/03/10 10:30am

TheVoid

I saw an interview with her about 2 years ago and was struck by her strength and elegance...and humor.

Amazing woman.
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Reply #6 posted 05/03/10 10:34am

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TOO

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Rest in peace grand lady pray
2010: Healing the Wounds of the Past.... http://prince.org/msg/8/325740
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Reply #7 posted 05/03/10 10:41am

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[Edited 5/3/10 10:41am]
We don’t mourn artists because we knew them. We mourn them because they helped us know ourselves.
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Reply #8 posted 05/03/10 11:17am

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Reply #9 posted 05/03/10 11:29am

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RIP rose dove pray
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Reply #10 posted 05/03/10 12:58pm

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Awwww sad RIP angel
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Reply #11 posted 05/03/10 1:53pm

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Reply #12 posted 05/03/10 2:55pm

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Reply #13 posted 05/03/10 3:49pm

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rose
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Reply #14 posted 05/03/10 6:19pm

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Ὅσον ζῇς φαίνου
μηδὲν ὅλως σὺ λυποῦ
πρὸς ὀλίγον ἐστὶ τὸ ζῆν
τὸ τέλος ὁ χρόνος ἀπαιτεῖ.”
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Reply #15 posted 05/03/10 7:07pm

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Just saw Ms. Lynn Redgrave on some TV show 'bout two weeks ago saying, she was keeping the faith and hanging in there. wow

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Reply #16 posted 05/03/10 9:24pm

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RIP rose
"Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"-Dr Seuss

Pain is something to carry, like a radio...You should stand up for your right to feel your pain- Jim Morrison
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Reply #17 posted 05/04/10 1:38am

missmad

RIP, saw a pic of her as a young actress and natasha looked like her exactly.
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Reply #18 posted 05/04/10 1:59am

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How sad cry


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Reply #19 posted 05/08/10 2:42am

LuisG

I guess everyone of us has their own time in this world. Breast Cancer has taken one more life, this time it's the life of Lynn Redgrave. Lynn was a well-known British actress who was most known for her role in, Georgy Girl. She had survived caner once but like cancer often does; it returned and took her with it this time. She lived to become only 67, and was adored by all who knew her. She was very packed with life and spirit and could be missed by any person who ever had the pleasure to come in contact with her in her lifetime.
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