Lynn Redgrave
English-American actress
Lynn Redgrave
Lynn Rachel Redgrave, OBE was an English actress. A member of the well-known British acting family, 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.
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Crossing Over To The Dark Side
Huffington Post - 6 days
Fifty years have passed since a double bill by Peter Shaffer opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on February 12, 1967. Directed by John Dexter (with a cast that featured Michael Crawford and Lynn Redgrave in their Broadway debuts), Black Comedy/White Lies turned out to be an audience pleaser that ran for 337 performances. Black Comedy was a droll farce that began in a young man's apartment at 9:30 on a Sunday night. Although people on both sides of the footlights were in complete darkness as the play began, the confused audience could hear the voices of Shaffer's characters carrying on a conventional conversation at a cocktail party. Once the apartment's electricity suffered a short circuit, the lights came up onstage and (as if by magic) the audience could see everything that was happening while the cast had to pretend that their characters were stumbling around in the dark. Thanks to Shaffer's gimmicky approach to what happens during an electrical blackout, much hilarity ensued. ...
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5 Hot Books: A Harvard Business School Professor on How Your Bad Posture May Be Sabotaging You, Hitler Using Cocaine & More
Huffington Post - about 1 year
This article first appeared in The National Book Review Five books people are talking about this week -- or should be: 1. Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges by Amy Cuddy (Little, Brown & Co.) The "power pose" is more than just standing up straight. Posture is power, according to social psychologist Cuddy, whose TED talk "Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are" is among the most viewed of all time. Cuddy, who teaches at Harvard Business School, argues that body language does more than impress others -- it can change how we view ourselves, which is key to success. She tells stories of how even small shifts and tweaks in posture affect testosterone and cortisone levels in the brain, which decrease anxiety, and allow once-bashful people to shine. 2. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters By Giles Milton (Picador) Historical detail is critically important to reconstructing the past, and Milton has an eye ...
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Dressed to Die For: Mary-Louise Parker in The Snow Geese, Trudie Styler in an Anglo-Irish The Seagull, Marin Ireland in Marie Antoinette
Huffington Post - over 3 years
In Sharr White's new play The Snow Geese at the Samuel J. Friedman Theater, Mary-Louise Parker as Elizabeth wears black, in mourning for her dead husband, but really she is attired in Jane Greenwood's circa 1917 period detail, eh weeds, for a lost way of life. Under Daniel Sullivan's direction, a family who thinks it has money, now doesn't. Two brothers (Evan Jongkeit and Brian Cross, both very fine) vie in Oedipal conflict. Max Hohmann (Danny Burstein), a doctor put out of business because he is German, administers laudanum while his wife and Elizabeth's sister Clarissa (Victoria Clark) keeps everyone in line. The pretty Ukrainian maid Victoria (Jessica Love) learns to make coffee, now that she's a refugee from former upper class wealth. A gun brandished, fires off. Wild geese fly afrenzy as if in Hitchcock's The Birds. As soon as you know the house will go, you are in Chekhov country, even though the setting is rural New York. But geographic and psychic dislocation also mark Thomas ...
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Lauren Hersh: NYC Girls Challenge Weiner Campaign: Stop Slut-Shaming
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Tuesday, it was revealed that Barbara Morgan, NYC Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner's Communications Director, went on a tirade against former intern, Olivia Nuzzi, calling her a 'slutbag' and other sexist and degrading words. As the New York Director of an international organization working to combat violence and discrimination against women and girls, I am deeply troubled by yet another example of a young woman's sexuality being used as a weapon to disempower her. Countless women and girls are bullied each day by damaging language that condemns female sexuality and diminishes self-worth. "Slut" culture imposes a double standard that causes gender imbalance, fuels sexual assault and hinders girls and women from reaching their full potential. While I am disturbed by the pervasive misconduct of the Weiner campaign, I am inspired by the empowering message of another campaign. For the past year, the 14-17 year old members of The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company have ...
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Lori Sokol: Turning Tragedy Into Triumph - From Behind the Curtain
Huffington Post - over 3 years
It was a star-studded Gala in early-June when the Culture Project theater, located at 45 Bleecker Street in New York City, was renamed the Lynn Redgrave Theater in honor of the late Ms. Redgrave, who appeared in the theater's 2005 production of Nightingale . But beyond the evening's red carpet arrivals of such public figures as Vanessa Redgrave, Trudie Styler, Kyra Sedgwick and Kevin Bacon, the event was a much more personal one for the Culture Project's founder, Allan Buchmann. Perhaps it was because he wanted to "create something relevant to the challenges many people face," or because his daughter "experienced a lack of opportunities as a woman in theater" that Allan launched the Culture Project in 1996 as its Founder and Artistic Director. Regardless of the reasons, however, the Culture Project has successfully fostered innovative collaborations between human rights organizations and artists. "We aim to inspire and impact public dialogue, while encouraging democratic p ...
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Liz Smith: Taylor Swift And Conor Kennedy's Summer Lovin': Stop Hating, You Haters
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"MAKE SOMEBODY happy today. Mind your own business," said Ann Landers. I suppose, being in the business I'm in, using such a quote at the top is rather contradictory. although naturally I like to hope I haven't been too big a busybody. I thought of Landers' quote as the romance began between 22-year-old country music sensation Taylor Swift and 18-year-old Conor Kennedy of that Kennedy family. The pair looks adorable. They've been paparazzi-ed kissing, swimming (she wore a sweet red two piece that showed just enough). She's taken him to Nashville to meet her family, and has supposedly bought a house near Ethel Kennedy's in Hyannis Port, Mass. They are both extremely attractive. What gets me are all the Kennedy-haters out there warning Taylor (in print) to "run don't walk" to the nearest exit; that Conor is a Kennedy and Miss Swift will surely end up in some tragic situation, because all Kennedy men are monsters. Given the size of the Kennedy clan, that's quite an overstat ...
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Joel Grey: A Grand Tradition Continues
Huffington Post - over 4 years
There are few names in the theater that carry the kind of resonance as the name Lunt-Fontanne. For those of us who work on the stage, the passion and devotion that Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne had for each other and their craft is the stuff of legend. So when I was asked to be the "Master Teacher" for the 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship program (following in the footsteps of folks like Lynn Redgrave, Barry Edelstein, and Olympia Dukakis) here at Ten Chimneys in Genesee Depot, Wisconsin, I didn't have to think very hard before saying, "yes." My first order of business after saying "yes" was to call my friend Rob Fisher, who is perhaps the most brilliant musical director on Broadway, to join me. Rob and I met years ago when we were doing an episode of "Prairie Home Companion" and we've since worked together on Chicago and Anything Goes. Rob said "yes" too. So off we went to Genesee Depot. Each year the Fellowship program invites ten of the country's most accomplished th ...
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Liz Smith: What Ever Happened To Baby Jane? Well, She's Coming Back To The Big Screen
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"YOU WOULDN'T be able to do these awful things to me if I wasn't in this chair, Jane." But'cha are in the chair, Blanche, y'are. And ya ain't never getting out." Well, even the most casual movie fan could not fail to recognize that famous exchange between invalid Joan Crawford and crazy-as-a-bedbug Bette Davis in the 1962 shocker, "What Ever Happened To Baby Jane." The movie, directed by Robert Aldrich, revitalized the careers of both Miss Crawford and Miss Davis. Alas, they were revitalized into increasingly sub-par material of the same sort, and these films began a trend for actresses of a certain age being terrorized or much worse on screen. Even Barbara Stanwyck had her moment in this genre. (Although unlike the moist-eyed Crawford, Miss Stanwyck was never a terribly convincing victim--of anything.) Miss Davis eventually eased out this sort of stuff and regained her industry standing in a series of fine television movies. Miss Crawford, who was unfairly considered ...
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The Selfless Art Of Caregiving
NPR - almost 5 years
A few days before Christmas in 2002, Annabel Clark's mother, actress Lynn Redgrave, was diagnosed with breast cancer. After they turned their struggle with the disease into a photographic journal, Clark was inspired to photograph other people dealing with chronic illnesses. The result is her series, "Caregivers." » E-Mail This     » Add to Del.icio.us
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John Rothman - Hollywood Reporter
Google News - over 5 years
At this point, I have a strong endorsement from Meryl Streep, and Tim Dekay, Steven Lang, I also had a strong endorsement from Lynn Redgrave and her spirit guides me in this endeavor. Allow me to refer you to the list of endorsements at
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NCR Kicks Off 30th Anniversary Season with LEND ME A TENOR - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
Other plays and musicals include Moon Over Buffalo (Broadway & London's Old Vic, starring Carol Burnett, Lynn Redgrave, Joan Collins & Frank Langella); Twentieth Century (Broadway, starring Alec Baldwin & Anne Heche); The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
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Georgy Girl director's death overlooked: What does it take to get an obit in ... - CultureMap Houston
Google News - over 5 years
Yes, this Georgy Girl – the affectingly bittersweet comedy-drama starring Alan Bates, Charlotte Rampling, James Mason and, in the title role, the late, great Lynn Redgrave. Not a masterwork, perhaps, and not the kind of film that people under 30 often
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Cinematic visionary behind Georgy Girl - The Australian
Google News - over 5 years
Lynn Redgrave in a scene from the 1966 film Georgy Girl, directed by Silvio Narizzano. Source: News Limited OBITUARY: Silvio Narizzano. Film and television director. Born Montreal, February 8, 1927. Died on July 26, 2011, aged 84
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Lynn Redgrave's SHAKESPEARE FOR MY FATHER to Premiere at TheatreWorks New ... - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
This fall, TheatreWorks New Milford will be presenting legendary actress Lynn Redgrave's playwriting debut, SHAKESPEARE FOR MY FATHER. Lynn Redgrave, who passed away just last year, had been acting on both stage and screen since the 1950s prior to
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THE BEST OF ENEMIES Returns to BSC, Runs 10/5-16 - Broadway World
Google News - over 5 years
He most recently directed and produced the documentary My Dog, An Unconditional Love Story, featuring Richard Gere, Lynn Redgrave and Glenn Close among many others. It was chosen to be the first documentary shown on the Oprah Winfrey Network
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Cdn.-born helmer Narizzano dies - Toronto Sun
Google News - over 5 years
My Darling, before stepping behind the camera for Georgy Girl, starring Lynn Redgrave in the title role. The movie, based on a novel by Margaret Forster, was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Actress for Redgrave and Best Cinematography
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A Midsummer Night's Dream – review - The Guardian
Google News - over 5 years
But Briggs-Owen, who reminds me of a young Lynn Redgrave in her ability to be funny and sexy at the same time, beautifully captures Helena's change into a woman of spirit. Well partnered by Alex Hassell as Demetrius, she and the other lovers also
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lynn Redgrave
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2010
    Age 66
    She died from breast cancer in her Kent, Connecticut, home on 2 May 2010, aged 67.
    More Details Hide Details Her brother, actor Corin Redgrave, who had also been a cancer patient in his last years, had died less than one month previously, on 6 April, aged 70. She is survived by her three children, her six grandchildren and her elder sister Vanessa. Redgrave's funeral was held on 8 May at the First Congregational Church in Kent, Connecticut. She was interred in St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery in the hamlet of Lithgow, New York, where her mother, Rachel Kempson, and her niece, Natasha Richardson, are also interred. In 2012, the Folger Shakespeare Library acquired Redgrave's collection of personal papers and photographs. In 2013, the Lynn Redgrave Theater was opened Off-Broadway in New York City, it was previously known as the Bleecker Street Theater. In 2001, Lynn Redgrave received a LIVING LEGEND honor at The WINFemme Film Festival and The Women's Network Image Awards but had to tape her acceptance speech because she won a film role and missed attending her ceremony.
  • 2009
    Age 65
    In 2009, she was inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
    More Details Hide Details Redgrave narrated approximately 20 audiobooks, including Prince Caspian: The Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis for Harper Audio and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke for Listening Library.
  • 2007
    Age 63
    In 2007, she appeared in an episode of Desperate Housewives as Dahlia Hainsworth.
    More Details Hide Details She also appeared on an episode of ABC's TV series Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives as Dahlia, the mother of Susan Delfino's boyfriend Ian Hainsworth, and an episode of Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
    She also performed the play in May 2007 at Hartford Stage in Hartford, Connecticut.
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  • 2006
    Age 62
    In September 2006, she appeared in Nightingale, the U.S. premiere of her new one-woman play based upon her maternal grandmother Beatrice, at Los Angeles' Mark Taper Forum.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 2003
    Age 59
    She was also reported to be writing a one-woman play about her battle with breast cancer and her 2003 mastectomy, based on her book Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery from Breast Cancer with photos by her daughter Annabel and text by Redgrave herself.
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  • 2000
    Age 56
    The marriage ended in 2000 after Clark revealed to Redgrave that he had fathered a child with her personal assistant, who later married (and subsequently divorced) their son Benjamin.
    More Details Hide Details The divorce proceedings were acrimonious and became front page news, with Clark alleging that Redgrave had also been unfaithful. Redgrave was appointed OBE in 2001. She was a naturalised citizen of the United States. She discussed her health problems associated with bulimia and breast cancer. She was diagnosed with the latter in December 2002, had a mastectomy in January 2003, and chemotherapy.
  • FORTIES
  • 1993
    Age 49
    In 1993, she voiced The Narrator and one of the characters on the cartoon christmas movie Precious Moments Timmy's Special Delivery.
    More Details Hide Details In 2005, Redgrave appeared at Quinnipiac University and Connecticut College in the play Sisters of the Garden, about the sisters Fanny and Rebekka Mendelssohn and Nadia and Lili Boulanger.
    In 1993 she appeared on Broadway in the one-woman play Shakespeare for My Father, which Clark produced and directed.
    More Details Hide Details She was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
    In 1993 she was elected President of the Players' Club.
    More Details Hide Details In 1989 she appeared on Broadway in Love Letters with her husband John Clark, and thereafter they performed the play around the country, and on one occasion for the jury in the O. J. Simpson case.
  • 1991
    Age 47
    With her sister Vanessa as Olga, she returned to the London stage playing Masha in Three Sisters in 1991 at the Queen's Theatre, London, and later played the title role in a television production of Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?, again with her sister.
    More Details Hide Details Highlights of her early film career also include The National Health, Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex* (*But Were Afraid to Ask), The Happy Hooker and Getting It Right. In the United States she was seen on such television series as Teachers Only, House Calls, Centennial and Chicken Soup. She also starred in BBC productions such as The Faint-Hearted Feminist, A Woman Alone, Death of a Son, Calling the Shots and Fighting Back. She played Broadway again in Moon Over Buffalo (1996) with co-star Robert Goulet, and starred in the world premier of Tennessee Williams' The Notebook of Trigorin, based on Anton Chekhov's The Seagull. She won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play for her performance in Talking Heads. Redgrave became well known in the United States after appearing in the television series House Calls, for which she received an Emmy nomination. She was sacked from the show after she insisted on bringing her child to rehearsals so as to continue a breast-feeding schedule. A lawsuit ensued but was dismissed a few years after. Following that, she appeared in a long-running series of television commercials for H. J. Heinz Company, then the manufacturer of the weight loss foods for Weight Watchers, a Heinz subsidiary. Her signature line for the ads was "This Is Living, Not Dieting!". She wrote a book of her life experiences with the same title, which included a selection of Weight Watcher recipes.
    In the early winter of 1991 she starred with Stewart Granger and Ricardo Montalban in a Hollywood production of Don Juan in Hell.
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  • 1988
    Age 44
    In 1988 she narrated a dramatised television documentary, Silent Mouse, which told the story of the creation of the Christmas carol Silent Night.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1983
    Age 39
    In 1983, she played Cleopatra in an American television version of Antony and Cleopatra opposite Timothy Dalton.
    More Details Hide Details She was in Misalliance in Chicago with Irene Worth, (earning the Sarah Siddons and Joseph Jefferson awards), Twelfth Night at the American Shakespeare Festival, California Suite, The King and I, Hellzapoppin, Les Dames du Jeudi, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Cherry Orchard.
  • 1974
    Age 30
    In 1974, she returned to Broadway in My Fat Friend.
    More Details Hide Details There soon followed Knock Knock with Charles Durning, Mrs Warren's Profession (for a Tony nomination) with Ruth Gordon, and Saint Joan. In the 1985-86 season she appeared with Rex Harrison, Claudette Colbert and Jeremy Brett in Aren't We All? and with Mary Tyler Moore in A. R. Gurney's Sweet Sue.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1967
    Age 23
    On 2 April 1967, Redgrave married English actor John Clark Together they had three children, airline pilot Benjamin Clark (born 1968), singer-songwriter Pema (originally Kelly) Clark (born 1970), and author and photographer Annabel Lucy Clark (born 1981).
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    In 1967 she made her Broadway debut in Black Comedy with Michael Crawford and Geraldine Page.
    More Details Hide Details London appearances included Michael Frayn's The Two of Us with Richard Briers at the Garrick, David Hare's Slag at the Royal Court, and Born Yesterday, directed by Tom Stoppard at Greenwich in 1973.
    In 1967, she made her Broadway debut, and performed in several stage productions in New York while making frequent returns to London's West End.
    More Details Hide Details She performed with her sister Vanessa in Three Sisters in London, and in the title role of Baby Jane Hudson in a television production of What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? in 1991. She 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. Redgrave is the only person to have been nominated for all of the 'Big Four' American entertainment awards (Grammy, Emmy, Oscar, and Tony) without winning any of them. Redgrave was born in Marylebone, London, to actors Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Her sister is actress Vanessa Redgrave; her brother was actor and political activist Corin Redgrave. She was the aunt of writer/director Carlo Gabriel Nero and actresses Joely Richardson, Jemma Redgrave and Natasha Richardson and the sister in law of the director Tony Richardson, the Italian actor Franco Nero and the actress Kika Markham. Her grandfather was silent screen leading man Roy Redgrave.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1962
    Age 18
    After training in London's Central School of Speech and Drama, Redgrave made her professional debut in a 1962 production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Royal Court Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details Following a tour of Billy Liar and repertory work in Dundee, she made her West End debut at the Haymarket, in N. C. Hunter's The Tulip Tree with Celia Johnson and John Clements. She was invited to join The National Theatre for its inaugural season at the Old Vic, working with such directors as Laurence Olivier, Franco Zeffirelli, and Noël Coward in roles such as Rose in The Recruiting Officer, Barblin in Andorra, Jackie in Hay Fever, Kattrin in Mother Courage, Miss Prue in Love for Love, and Margaret in Much Ado About Nothing which kept her busy for the next three years. During that time she appeared in films such as Tom Jones (1963), Girl with Green Eyes (1964), The Deadly Affair (1966) and the title role in Georgy Girl (also 1966, and which featured her mother, Rachel Kempson). For the last of these roles she gained the New York Film Critics Award, the Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination.
    A member of the Redgrave family, Lynn trained in London before making her theatrical debut in 1962.
    More Details Hide Details 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.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Born
    Born in 1943.
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