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Redgrave Laid To Rest

9 May 2010 7:06 AM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Friends and family of Lynn Redgrave, including her sister Vanessa Redgrave and Liam Neeson, turned out to pay their last respects to the actress at her funeral on Saturday.

The Oscar-nominated Georgy Girl star died at her home in New York last week following a seven-year battle with breast cancer.

Mourners paid their respects to the actress during a private ceremony on Saturday at the First Congregational Church of Kent in Connecticut.

Redgrave was later laid to rest in a wicker coffin covered in spring flowers at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York - the same place her mother Rachel Kempson Redgrave was buried in 2003, as well as her niece Natasha Richardson following her death in a ski accident last year.

Richardson's husband Neeson joined Lynn Redgrave's mother, Vanessa, and her niece, Joely Richardson, at the ceremonies.

Also at the service was Redgrave's Gods And Monsters co-star Brendan Fraser, who said of the actress, "Lynn had a real quiet bliss about her, and enthusiasm. I think if I ever saw her sad, it was in a performance." »

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Vanessa Redgrave, Liam Neeson Say Goodbye to Lynn Redgrave at Funeral

8 May 2010 11:41 AM, PDT | TheInsider.com | See recent The Insider news »

Vanessa Redgrave's late sister, the Oscar-nominated actress Lynn Redgrave, was laid to rest in upstate New York today. Lynn's funeral was held in Connecticut, and she was buried in the same New York cemetery as her mother, Rachel Kempson, and her niece, the late actress Natasha Richardson. Vanessa, her daughter Joely Richardson and son-in-law Liam Neeson (Natasha Richardson's widower) were among those who said goodbye to their loved one at the funeral, says the Associated Press. Lynn passed away last Sunday at the age of 67 after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. She received two Oscar nods during her acting career, earning a Best Actress nomination for 'Georgy Girl' in 1967 and a Best Supporting Actress nom for 'Gods and Monsters' in 1999.

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Tribute: Lynn Redgrave, 1943–2010

5 May 2010 9:15 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

"I like the whole thing of transforming into other people," Lynn Redgrave told Back Stage's Dany Margolies in 2006, when Redgrave was starring in "The Importance of Being Earnest" at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. "I like the search for it. And I like the hours of the day that are spent in some of their company—some more than others. Some characters, I like their company so much that I literally grieve for their loss when I'm done; others not."We will certainly grieve for the loss of this magnificent actor, who died May 2 at the age of 67. She first came to prominence as the daughter of classical stage actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and as the younger sister of the better-known Vanessa and Corin. Her stage debut was as a member of the ensemble in "A Midsummer Night's Dream" at London's Royal Court Theatre. Her first film was "Tom Jones, »

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Actress Lynn Redgrave has died at age 67

3 May 2010 3:46 PM, PDT | Filmicafe | See recent Filmicafe news »

Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of "Georgy Girl" and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as "Shakespeare  for My Father" and "Nightingale," has died. She was 67.Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Kent, Conn. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends."Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," Redgrave's children said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time. »

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Lynn Redgrave – Georgy Girl of the 60s – dies of cancer

3 May 2010 1:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor nominated for Oscar in 60s and 90s dies at 67, weeks after brother Corin's death

Actor Lynn Redgrave, the sister of Vanessa Redgrave, has died aged 67 after a lengthy battle with cancer, just one month after the death of her brother Corin.

Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel were at her bedside when she died at her home in Connecticut yesterday, her publicist Rick Miramontez announcedtoday.

In a statement, her children said: "Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer. She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives."

She is the third member of the Redgrave acting dynasty to die in just over a year. Her niece Natasha Richardson, 45, daughter of Vanessa and wife of Irish actor Liam Neeson, »

- Caroline Davies

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Lynn Redgrave dies aged 67

3 May 2010 1:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Death of actor nominated twice for an Oscar comes a month after that of her older brother, Corin Redgrave

The actor Lynn Redgrave has died, her family said. She was 67.

Her publicist Rick Miramontez said she died on Sunday night at her apartment in Manhattan.

Often viewed as an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty, Redgrave became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of Georgy Girl, which won her nominations for an Oscar as well as a Golden Globe award.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer," said her children in a joint statement.

"She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

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Lynn Redgrave Dies

3 May 2010 12:58 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Lynn Redgrave, Alan Bates in Silvio Narizzano’s Georgy Girl Lynn Redgrave died Sunday, May 2, at her home in Connecticut. She had been fighting breast cancer for seven years. The two-time Oscar nominee, four-time BAFTA Award nominee, two-time SAG Award nominee, New York Film Critics award winner, two-time Golden Globe winner, daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, was 67. Lynn’s death is the third in the Redgrave acting dynasty in a little over a year: Corin Redgrave died only a month ago, while Natasha Richardson, daughter of Vanessa Redgrave and the late Oscar-winning director Tony Richardson, died in March 2009 following a skiing accident. Lynn Redgrave’s two Oscar nods were [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Lynn Redgrave obituary

3 May 2010 12:52 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Even by the colourful standards of her own family's public profile and professional achievements, Lynn Redgrave, who has died of breast cancer aged 67, was an exceptional personality. Her death seems particularly cruel after the loss of both her niece, Natasha Richardson, after a skiing accident last year, and her brother, Corin Redgrave, last month. The third child of the actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn was a gifted comedian who received her first Oscar nomination for a delightful, clownish performance in the title role of Georgy Girl (1966), one of the defining movies of the so-called swinging 60s. She went on to spend many years living and working in America. Less politically engaged than her older siblings, Vanessa and Corin, she was no less a remarkable talent.

Her 1991 television remake of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? with »

- Michael Coveney

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British Actress Lynn Redgrave, Dead At 67

3 May 2010 12:15 PM, PDT | icelebz.com | See recent iCelebz news »

English actress Lynn Redgrave has passed away at the age of 67 after a long battle with cancer.

Lynn was most recently on television's 'Ugly Betty' but enjoyed a career spanning decades that moved her from an Academy Award nomination on the big screen to Broadway and London's West End.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," the Redgrave family said in a statement. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

Lynn also came from a family of actors; her father Michael Redgrave was an accomplished actor who married actress Rachel Kempson. Lynn's older sister Vanessa Redgrave won an Academy Award and her older brother Corin »

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British actress Lynn Redgrave dies

3 May 2010 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Lynn Redgrave, who shot to international fame for her performance as a free-spirited bird in 1966's "Georgy Girl," died Sunday at her home in Connecticut after a battle with breast cancer. She was 67.

Redgrave's turn as a chubby, childlike Londoner pursued by her father's middle-aged boss (James Mason) won her an Oscar nomination for best actress and the New York Film Critics Circle Award. She garnered another Academy Award nomination for supporting actress in "Gods and Monsters" (1998), playing a testy housekeeper.

Redgrave hailed from a venerable theatrical family. She was the younger sister of actress Vanessa Redgrave and actor Corin Redgrave and the daughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson.

Her death comes a year after her niece Natasha Richardson died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of Corin. Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003 and underwent chemotherapy. »

- By Duane Bygre

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Veteran actress Lynn Redgrave dies.

3 May 2010 4:46 AM, PDT | Upcoming-Movies.com | See recent Upcoming-Movies.com news »

Lynn Redgrave, veteran actress with more than 95 acting credits to her name, has died. She was 67. Rick Miramontez spoke on behalf of her children, saying that Redgrave died on Sunday night at her Manhattan apartment. Redgrave had been treated for breast cancer in 2003. This comes a year after Natasha Richardson, her niece and wife of Liam Neeson, died from head injuries which were sustained during a skiing accident. Her older brother Corin died a month ago. Lynn Redgrave, sister to Vanessa Redgrave, was the youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, receiving an Oscar nomination for both "Gods and Monsters" as well as "Georgy Girl" and "Gods and Monsters.." The actress was also nominated for Tony awards for "The Constant Wife," "Mrs. Warren's Profession" and "Shakespeare for My Father." »

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Tribute to Corin Redgrave 1939–2010 | David Thacker

8 April 2010 5:02 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

David Thacker, artistic director of the Octagon theatre and the man who masterminded Corin Redgrave's return to the stage, remembers the actor, who died this week at the age of 70

I first saw Corin's work at a special event at the Liverpool Playhouse. Corin, Vanessa, their father Michael and their mother Rachel Kempson were performing a variety of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and some of their favourite sonnets. It made a huge impression on me for a number of reasons. Michael was seriously ill with Parkinson's disease, and had by this time very limited short-term memory. I shall never forget Vanessa and Corin standing next to him, feeding him lines which he then delivered with astonishing sensitivity. The "seven ages of man" speech from As You Like It was performed with a depth of understanding that was completely new to me. Corin's contribution to the evening was equally memorable. »

- David Thacker

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Tribute to Corin Redgrave 1939–2010 | David Thacker

7 April 2010 8:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

David Thacker, artistic director of the Octagon theatre and the man who masterminded Corin Redgrave's return to the stage, remembers the actor, who died this week at the age of 70

I first saw Corin's work at a special event at the Liverpool Playhouse. Corin, Vanessa, their father Michael and their mother Rachel Kempson were performing a variety of extracts from Shakespeare's plays and some of their favourite sonnets. It made a huge impression on me for a number of reasons. Michael was seriously afflicted by Parkinson's disease, and had by this time very limited short-term memory. I shall never forget Vanessa and Corin standing next to him, feeding him lines which he then delivered with astonishing sensitivity. The "seven ages of man" speech from As You Like It was performed with a depth of understanding that was completely new to me. Corin's contribution to the evening was equally memorable. »

- David Thacker

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Corin Redgrave Dies: Actor, Left-Wing Social Activist

6 April 2010 3:42 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Corin Redgrave, member of the British acting dynasty, fell ill on Easter Sunday and died Tuesday, April 6, at St. George’s Hospital in London. He was 70. Redgrave had been in poor health for several years, having survived both prostate cancer and a massive heart attack in 2005. Though less famous than sisters Vanessa Redgrave and Lynn Redgrave, or their father, Michael Redgrave, Corin did star in numerous stage productions and appeared in a few films as well. His mother was actress Rachel Kempson, who was featured in a handful of British films. His daughter is actress Jemma Redgrave. One niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died last year following a skiing accident. Another niece, Joely Richardson, has starred in numerous movies and [...] »

- Andre Soares

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Corin Redgrave obituary

6 April 2010 3:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

A political radical, as an actor he excelled at playing tortured establishment figures

Corin Redgrave, who has died aged 70, was both a formidable actor and a strenuous political activist. But, while it is fashionably easy to suggest that his career was blighted by his political activities, I suspect his talent was intimately related to his radical political convictions. And, if he enjoyed a golden theatrical rebirth from the late 1980s onwards, it may have had less to do with politics than with his determination to inherit the mantle of his revered father. Before he suffered a severe heart attack in 2005, Redgrave's later years yielded some of his finest work.

Redgrave was born, in London, into the theatrical purple. His father, Sir Michael, was both a great classical actor and a popular film star; his mother, Rachel Kempson, was also a distinguished actor. Educated at Westminster school, Redgrave won a scholarship to King's College, »

- Michael Billington

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Corin Redgrave obituary

6 April 2010 3:30 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

A political radical, as an actor he excelled at playing tortured establishment figures

Corin Redgrave, who has died aged 70, was both a formidable actor and a strenuous political activist. But, while it is fashionably easy to suggest that his career was blighted by his political activities, I suspect his talent was intimately related to his radical political convictions. And, if he enjoyed a golden theatrical rebirth from the late 1980s onwards, it may have had less to do with politics than with his determination to inherit the mantle of his revered father. Before he suffered a severe heart attack in 2005, Redgrave's later years yielded some of his finest work.

Redgrave was born, in London, into the theatrical purple. His father, Sir Michael, was both a great classical actor and a popular film star; his mother, Rachel Kempson, was also a distinguished actor. Educated at Westminster school, Redgrave won a scholarship to King's College, »

- Michael Billington

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Stage and Film Actor Corin Redgrave Dies

6 April 2010 10:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

By Brent Lang 

Corin Redgrave, a member of one of England's most famous acting dynasties, has died. He was 70.

Redgrave, the son of acclaimed stage actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson and the brother of Oscar winning actress Vanessa Redgrave, was best known for his work in theater, but managed to create a number of memorable film roles in a career that spanned four decades.

He won an Olivier Award and a Tony nomination for his leading role in Tennessee Williams "Not A »

- Brent Lang

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British actor Corin Redgrave dies aged 70

6 April 2010 9:07 AM, PDT | NYPost.com | See recent New York Post news »

British film and stage icon Corin Redgrave died Tuesday aged 70, his family announced. The British actor -- best known for his role in hit movie Four Weddings and a Funeral -- passed away at a London hospital after being taken ill in the early hours of Sunday morning. A statement issued by his wife, Kika Markham, said: "He died very peacefully surrounded by his family. We will miss him so very much." Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, the son of actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. »

- The Sun

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British Actor Corin Redgrave Dies Aged 70

6 April 2010 7:03 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

London -- Corin Redgrave, a member of a British acting dynasty that includes his sisters Vanessa and Lynn, has died at the age of 70.The Redgrave family said the actor died Tuesday after falling ill at home on Sunday. His wife, Kika Markham, said he died in a London hospital, "surrounded by his family."Corin Redgrave was less famous than his sisters, but still had success on stage and screen, appearing in dozens of television shows and movies, including "A Man for All Seasons," and "Oh! What A Lovely War" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral" - in which he played Hamish, the hapless groom of wedding number three.Known also for his radical political stands, Corin Redgrave was a Marxist who protested against the Iraq War, campaigned for the closure of the Guantanamo Bay detention camp and spoke out in defense of political dissidents. He was a longtime member »

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Vanessa Redgrave: The revolutionary to the manner born

22 February 2010 4:58 AM, PST | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Although she receives the crowning accolade from her peers tonight, the great radical has had the worst of years following the death of her daughter

When Vanessa Redgrave receives her Bafta fellowship this evening from Prince William, it will be a moment rich in theatrical potential. First, there is the pathos: the great veteran actress, still vibrant at 73, bestowed with a crowning professional accolade one year on from the death of her daughter, Natasha Richardson, in a skiing accident.

Then the dramatic irony of the revolutionary Marxist accepting the award from a prince. And finally the dreadful tension: what will she say in her speech?

Redgrave does not boast the most tactful history of acceptance speeches. Four years ago, having been recognised for her lifetime's achievement by the Transylvania film festival, she dedicated the award to a group campaigning against a gold mine in Romania owned by one of the festival's sponsors. »

- Andrew Anthony

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