Iconic Star Lynn Redgrave Losses Battle to Breast Cancer

| May 3, 2010 | 0 Comments

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Lynn Redgrave, better known as the younger sister of flamboyant eccentric Vanessa Redgrave, passed away May 2nd, in her home in Kent, Connecticut, after her long and courageous battle with breast cancer.

With a long, illustrious career beginning in 1966 with ‘Georgy Girl’, Lynn Redgrave made her way into the spotlight with Shakespearean dramas and comical quips. Gaining fourteen pounds for the part in ‘Georgy Girl’, Ms. Redgrave has been dubbed the first ‘Bridget Jones’.

Born March 8th, 1943 in London to famous British actors Rachel Kempson and Michael Redgrave, she was the youngest of three, and followed both of her siblings to the stage and then across seas to tinsel town. The actress’ death quickly follows that of her brother, Corin, who passed away last month, and follows that of her niece, Natasha Richardson, daughter of Vanessa.

With three Tony Award Nominations, two Oscar Nominations, and two Emmy Nominations, no one will soon be forgetting the legendary actress.
In her first autobiographical play entitled “Shakespeare for My Father,” she described a cold, lonely childhood with a distant father and siblings that excluded her from their every day lives. The play opened on Broadway in 1993, and was met with a fairly critical eye.

And even for all of her sole success, her name will be remembered most because of who she is related to. Not only is Lynn Redgrave survived by her sister Vanessa Redgrave, but her son, Benjamin Clark; two daughters, Annabel and Pema Clark; and five grandchildren.

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