Monday, May 3, 2010

R.I.P, Lynn Redgrave

The Los Angeles Times passes on the sad news that actress Lynn Redgrave has shuffled off this mortal coil at the age of 67. Truly devastating to hear in light of her older brother Corin’s passing a month ago and her niece Natasha Richardson’s death last year.

Among her films that are true TDOY favorites: Georgy Girl (1966), Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972) and Gods and Monsters (1998), for which she received a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination (she was also nominated as Best Actress in 1966 for Georgy). She was also memorable in two series that were successful on the “small” screen: the sitcoms House Calls (1978-81; based on the 1978 theatrical film) and Rude Awakening (1998-01). (Redgrave also headlined the situation comedies Teachers Only and Chicken Soup, both of which I must reluctantly say I never tuned into.)

R.I.P, Lynn. You will be sorely missed.

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Pam said...

The Redgraves have had a very tough year. Vanessa has lost a daughter and both her siblings. (BTW... it is actually Corin, not Colin.)

Ivan G. Shreve, Jr. said...

(BTW... it is actually Corin, not Colin.)

Noted and corrected!