The entertainment world has lost another great talent and one of the few true remaining actresses (as opposed to a “star”), as Lynn Redgrave passed away last night in her Manhattan apartment.
Redgrave enjoyed a long and distinguished career in film, theater and television, disproving the theory that actors should be pigeonholed into one genre. Her most notable performances were in 1966’s “Georgy Girl” and 1998’s “Gods and Monsters,” both of which earned her Academy Award nominations, and her one-woman stage show, “Shakespeare for My Father,” which earned her a Tony Award nomination in 1993. She also made frequent television appearances, including a regular role in “Rude Awakenings,” and guest starring roles in series like “Murder, She Wrote” and “Desperate Housewives.” Her last performance was as an eccentric recluse in the recent final season of “Ugly Betty.”
In addition to her acting career, Redgrave is also known for being a part of accomplished Redgrave family, which includes father Michael Redgrave, sister Vanessa Redgrave, and niece Natasha Richardson, who died last year after a tragic skiing accident.
The cause of Redgrave’s death has not been made public yet, but she was treated for breast cancer in 2003, which was reported to have spread to other organs. In addition to her long and notable career, she leaves behind the three children she had with ex-husband John Clark, and the lesson that an actor can “do it all” while still remaining a class act.
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