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Lynn Redgrave

Birthplace: Marylebone, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Death: May 02, 2010 (67)
Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Michael Redgrave CBE and Lady Rachel Redgrave
Wife of Private
Mother of Private; Private and Private
Sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave

Occupation: Actress
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About Lynn Redgrave

She was was an English actress.

A member of the well-known British family of actors, Lynn Redgrave trained in London, before making her theatrical debut in 1962. By the mid-1960s she had appeared in several films, including Tom Jones (1963), and Georgy Girl (1966) which won her a New York Film Critics Award and nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

In 1967, she made her Broadway debut and had since performed in several stage productions in New York, while continuing to make frequent returns to the London West End. She performed with her sister Vanessa in Three Sisters in London, and in the title role in a television production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?. Redgrave made a return to films in the late 1990s in films such as Shine (1996) and Gods and Monsters (1998), for which she received another Academy Award nomination.

Redgrave was born in London, England, the daughter of actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Her sister is actress Vanessa Redgrave; her brother was actor and political activist Corin Redgrave. She was the aunt of actor Carlo Gabriel Nero and actresses Joely Richardson, Jemma Redgrave and Natasha Richardson.


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Actress. The child of a distinguished theatrical family, she had a long career on stage, television, and film. Raised within the show-business milieu , she studied at the London School of Speech and Drama before making her professional stage debut in a 1962 presentation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Lynn first appeared in the West End in N.C. Hunter's "The Tulip Tree", made her silver screen bow as Susan in the 1963 Oscar-winning "Tom Jones", and earned a New York Film Critics' Award and her initial Academy Award nomination for the title role of 1966's "Georgy Girl". First seen on Broadway in 1967's "Black Comedy, she appeared in numerous stage productions on both sides of The Pond, earned a 1976 Tony Award nomination for George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession", and in 1991 partnered with her sister Vanessa for the West End presentation "Three Sisters". Lynn made small screen appearances in America and on the BBC, starring in the 1983 "Anthony and Cleopatra", having a regular role which garnered Emmy and Golden Globe nominations in "House Calls", and even making a series of commercials for Weight Watchers. The winner of a Drama Desk Award for the BBC's "Talking Heads", she was nominated for the Tony Award for her one-woman tribute to Sir Michael, "Shakespeare For My Father" (1993), and in 1998 received her second Oscar nomination for "Gods and Monsters". Ill with breast cancer since 2002, Lynn continued her work on such shows as "Desperate Housewives" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent", making her final appearance in a 2009 episode of "Ugly Betty". Though a naturalized American citizen, she was named Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2002 while in 2009 she was elected to the American Theatre Hall-of-Fame". Lynn died of breast cancer leaving a large legacy of DVDs documenting her art. (bio by: [fg.cgi?page=mr&MRid=46784943" target="_blank Bob Hufford)] Maintained by: Find A Grave Record added: Nov 02, 2015

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Lynn Redgrave's Timeline

March 8, 1943
Marylebone, London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
May 2, 2010
Age 67
Kent, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Age 66
Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery, Millbrook, Dutchess County, New York, United States