Lynn Redgrave dies at 67

Lynn RedgraveActress Lynn Redgrave died at the age of 67 in Connecticut yesterday, surrounded by her children. Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel released a statement today saying: “Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer. 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.” Lynn was twice nominated for Oscars — in 1967 for best actress in Georgy Girl and in 1999 for best supporting actress in Gods and Monsters. Lynn, whose older sister is actress Vanessa Redgrave, was the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Her older brother Corin died last month and niece Natasha Richardson (Vanessa’s daugher) died from head injuries sustained during a skiing accident last year. Lynn made her professional stage debut in 1962, followed by her film debut in the 1963 film Tom Jones.  She appeared in many movies and TV shows since then, winning two Golden Globes and receiving BAFTA, Emmy and Gemini award nominations. Lynn also appeared in many stage productions, including on Broadway. She was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame last January at the Gershwin Theatre in New York.

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  1. Craig Hinchey • May 3, 2010 @ 1:53 PM

    Lynn Redgrave was always a class act during her life, enriching those who knew her, and those who knew her from her work. She is a loss to the world and will be surely missed.

  2. mandee • May 3, 2010 @ 11:25 PM

    wow i didnt know she was related to natasha. rest in peace. 7 years is a long time to battle anything, im glad she got her last years in. its sad that we can discuss diseases and deaths of celebs we dont even know on here, but when one brings up something their family is currently going through people feel the need to comment or be rude about it. how is it ok to discuss what happens to complete strangers that are on our tv sets but not ok to discuss with other complete strangers whats going on in our own lives?

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