Actress Lynn Redgrave Dead at 67

Oscar-winner had been treated in 2003 for breast cancer
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 3, 2010 11:05 AM CDT
Actresses Lynn Redgrave, left, and Vanessa Redgrave arrives at the premiere of "Evening" Monday, June 11, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)
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(Newser) – Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the freethinking title character of Georgy Girl and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances Shakespeare for My Father and Nightingale, has died. She was 67. Her publicist, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died last night at her Manhattan apartment. In 2003, Redgrave had been treated for breast cancer.

The British actress' death comes a year after niece Natasha Richardson died in a skiing accident and a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave. The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim—or notoriety—of sister Vanessa Redgrave, but received an Oscar nomination for Georgy Girl and Gods and Monsters, and Tony nominations for Mrs. Warren's Profession, Shakespeare for My Father and The Constant Wife.

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