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Actress Lynn Redgrave Has Died


Lynn Redgrave, a member of a powerful acting dynasty who first made an impression in unglamorous 1960s screen roles, such as a small role in "Tom Jones" and the impulsive ugly-duckling star of "Georgy Girl" and went on to an erratic, occasionally compelling career on stage, screen and TV, died May 2 at her apartment in New York.

She was 67. No specific cause of death was reported, but Ms. Redgrave had been treated for breast cancer in recent years.

The Redgraves had been a leading British thespian family for generations, stretching well back into the 19th century. Ms. Redgrave was the youngest child of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and the sibling of actress Vanessa Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave, who died on April 6.

Corin's daughter Jemma became an actress, as did Vanessa Redgrave's daughters Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson, who died last year from injuries in a skiing accident.

A full obituary is in the works now, but in the meantime, please leave your memories of the actress below.

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By T. Rees Shapiro  |  May 3, 2010; 12:12 PM ET
Categories:  Actors, actresses  | Tags: Actor, Corin Redgrave, Georgy Girl, Lynn Redgrave, Natasha Richardson, Rachel Kempson, Tom Jones, Vanessa Redgrave  
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Comments

Albert Finney's dinner partner was actress Joyce Redman.

Posted by: johnperez1 | May 3, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

She recorded an uncredited-in-the-program voiceover as the 'deus ex machina' at the end of the Folger Theater's production of "Orestes" in February and March. If that was her final performance, well, Zeus is a heck of a role to finish on.

Posted by: greggwiggins | May 3, 2010 1:14 PM | Report abuse

The AP obit says she was survived by four nieces and nephews, but by my count there are six: Vanessa's children Joely and Carlo, and Corin's children Jemma, Luke, Harvey, and Arden. Can you sort that out?

Posted by: Podunk | May 3, 2010 5:12 PM | Report abuse

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