Lynn Redgrave Dead at 67
Her family mourns the loss of “our beloved mother”.
Actress Lynn Redgrave, a member of the family of legendary British actors, has died at age 67.
Ms. Redgrave, who had been diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, died Sunday night at her home in Kent, Connecticut. Her family issued a statement:
“Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer…The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives.”
Lynn Redgrave’s theater, movie and television career spanned more than 40 years and included roles in everything from the classic mid-60s drama Georgy Girl to Ugly Betty, where she played an eccentric jewelry designer.
Late last year, Ms. Redgrave appeared in Nightingale, a one-woman show about her family and her illness, at the Manhattan Theater Club. Because she was weak from her treatment for advanced breast cancer, she sat behind a desk and used a script for the performance.
In an interview with the The New York Times before the premiere of Nightingale, she said of her cancer that it had “been around…for a long time. And I just go on working.”
Last year the family suffered another tragedy when her niece, actress Natasha Richardson, 45, died in a skiing accident.
Redgrave–the sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha’s mother–is survived by one son, Ben, and two daughters, Pema and Annabel. (The New York Times)