Actress Lynn Redgrave Dies at 67

Monday, May 03, 2010

Actress Lynn Redgrave, best known for her breakout role in 1966's "Georgy Girl," has died at the age of 67.

Her publicist, Rick Miramontez, told The Associated Press that she died peacefully at home in Connecticut on Sunday night, surrounded by her children and friends.

Redgrave, who came from a family of distinguished actors, including her father, Sir Michael Redgrave, her sister, Vanessa, and two neices, Natasha and Joely Richardson, made a name for herself on stage and screen.

She won a Golden Globe and the New York Film Critics Award for her role in "Georgy Girl." She also received Academy Award nominations for that role and her performance in 1998's "Gods and Monsters." Redgrave was honored with several Tony nominations over the course of her career, most notably for her work in "Shakespeare for My Father," "The Constant Wife," and "Mrs. Warren's Profession."

Redgrave was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002, and battled the disease for several years. The AP reports that her family will hold a private funeral for her later this week. Redgrave is survived by her sister, Vanessa, her three children, Ben, Pema and Annabel, and six grandchildren.

You can hear Lenoard Lopate's most recent interview with her, about her one-woman show "Nightingale," here.

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