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Lynn Rachel Redgrave, OBE (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) 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 had appeared in several films, including 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 since performed in several 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.
In 1967, Lynn Redgrave married and professionally partnered the British/Canadian/American actor and director John Clark. Together they had three children, Benjamin (born 1968), Kelly (born 1970), and Annabel Lucy (born 1981), a professional photographer in Manhattan. The marriage ended in divorce in December 2000. Redgrave became well known in the United States after appearing in the television series House Calls. Following that, she appeared in a long-running series of television commercials for Heinz Foods, then the manufacturer of the weight loss foods for Weight Watchers, a Heinz subsidiary. Her signature line for the ads was "This Is Living". She wrote a book of her life experiences with the same title, which included a selection of Weight Watcher recipes. The autobiographical section later became the basis of her one-woman play Shakespeare For My Father. Redgrave was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2001. She was a naturalized citizen of the United States. Over the years, she discussed her health problems associated with bulimia and breast cancer, the latter of which resulted in a mastectomy. On 2 May 2010 she died, reported by her children. Further details on the cause of her death remain unknown. Her brother, stage actor Corin Redgrave, also a cancer patient, died on 6 April 2010. In addition to her children, she is also survived by her sister, actress Vanessa Redgrave, as well as several other famous members of the Redgrave family.
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Lynn Redgrave, (8 March 1943 – 2 May 2010) was an English actress.
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