Redgrave Sang Lullaby to Dying Daughter

Legend sang Edelweiss for daughter
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 21, 2009 5:06 PM CDT

(Newser) – Vanessa Redgrave serenaded Natasha Richardson with a lullaby from The Sound of the Music in her final moments, the Daily Mail reports. Redgrave caressed her daughter’s face as she sang the melody from "Edelweiss," which she had performed for Richardson’s first marriage 19 years ago.

Redgrave will go ahead with plans to star in a special performance of The Year of Magical Thinking, by Joan Didion, next month. The legendary actress will play a mother who loses her daughter, the New York Post reports.