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Actress Lynn Redgrave dies at 67

May 4, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

British actress Lynn Redgrave, the star of “Georgy Girl” and “Gods and Monsters,” has died at the age of 67.

The actress died Sunday night at her Connecticut home, her publicist Rick Miramontez said. She was treated for breast cancer in 2003.

“Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven-year journey with breast cancer,” Redgrave’s children — Ben, Pema and Annabel — 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.”

Redgrave had planned to work with nine veteran actors, including Milwaukee’s Laura Gordon, in a weeklong master class and retreat July 11-18 at Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot. Ten Chimneys, now a museum and theater center, was the estate of Broadway starts Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne.

Redgrave received Oscar nominations for Georgy Girl and God and Monsters, as well as Tony nominations for Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shakespeare for My Father and The Constant Wife. She also appeared in TV shows including Ugly Betty, Law & Order and Desperate Housewives in recent years.

In interviews, the actress — who was married more than 30 years to actor-director John Clark until they divorced in 2000 — acknowledged that she suffered from bulimia in the past and became the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers. She also published a book with daughter Annabel Clark in 2004, Journal: A Mother and Daughter’s Recovery From Breast Cancer.

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