Monday, May 3, 2010
Lynn Redgrave ( 8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010)
Lynn Rachel Redgrave, was an English actress. A member of the well-known British family of actors, Lynn Redgrave trained in London, before making her theatrical debut in 1962. By the mid-1960s she performed in films, Tom Jones (1963), and Georgy Girl (1966) which won her a New York Film Critics Award and nominations for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
In 1967, she made her Broadway debut and had performed in stage productions in New York, while continuing to make frequent returns to the London West End. She performed with her sister Vanessa in Three Sisters in London, and in the title role in a television production of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?. Redgrave made a return to films in the late 1990s in films such as Shine (1996) and Gods and Monsters (1998), for which she received another Academy Award nomination. Hollywood has lost their Georgy Girl.