Rachel Kempson

Born May 28, 1910
Hometown Dartmouth
Died May 24, 2003
Death Place Millbrook
Nationality British

Rachel, Lady Redgrave, known primarily by her birth name as Rachel Kempson, was an English actress. She married Sir Michael Redgrave, and was the matriarch of the famous acting dynasty.

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1910 Birth Born on May 28, 1910.


1932 22 Years Old According to Publishers Weekly, "Lady Redgrave writes with candour, wit, restraint and some sadness about her background, beginnings in the theatre in 1932, marriage and motherhood, the trials of moving and the problems of being married to a handsome matinee idol." … Read More
1935 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Kempson trained at RADA before joining the Royal Shakespeare Company. She married Michael Redgrave in 1935 and the couple appeared together many times on stage. … Read More


1959 49 Years Old In 1959 her husband was knighted, and she became, formally, Lady Redgrave. … Read More


2003 93 Years Old In 2003, four days before what would have been her 93rd birthday, she died of a stroke at the home of her granddaughter, Natasha Richardson, in Millbrook, New York. … Read More
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