RIP – LYNN REDGRAVE


EXPIRED:  04/02/10 – Lynn Redgrave, 67, was never as famous as her older sister, Vanessa, or as adored as her niece, Natasha Richardson, but she was a hard working actress who loved to work and loved life. She deserved to be here.

Back in 2003 she was diagnosed with breast cancer and beat it. It was a tough battle. With her photographer daughter Annabel Clark, she published “Our Journal” in The New York Times, detailing the ups and downs of her recovery from a radical mastectomy. The book that followed,  “Journal: A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery from Breast Cancer,” will be released the following year.

But she never stopped acting.

Her first film was Tom Jones in 1963, but it in Georgy Girl that she was first noticed, and she received an Oscar nomination for her role. She received another in 1999 for her role in Gods and Monsters. She also appeared in Antony and Cleopatra, The Next Best Thing, The Jane Austen Book Club and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

In the last year alone she worked on Ugly Betty, Law and Order, and Desperate Housewives. In fact, just two months ago she was appearing as Lady Bracknell in the classic stage comedy The Importance of Being Ernest at the Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey.

She also hardly shopped grieving.

Her death comes just one month after her brother Corin Redgrave died, and one year after her niece Natasha Richardson, daughter to her sister Vanessa Redgrave, died after a skiing accident in Canada.

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