Lynn Redgrave Has Died

Celebrity News May. 3, 2010 AT 11:49AM
Lynn Redgrave Has Died Credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

Lynn Redgrave, a famous stage and screen actress and member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, has died. She was 67.

The London-born actress -- who had been treated for breast cancer in 2003 -- passed away Sunday night at her Connecticut home, it was announced Monday.

"Our beloved mother Lynn Rachel passed away peacefully after a seven year journey with breast cancer," her three children said in a statement Monday. "She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before. The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time."

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Lynn is the sister of Vanessa Redgrave and the aunt of Joely Richardson and Natasha Richardson, who died last year from head injuries sustained during a skiing accident. Lynn's actor-brother Corin also passed away last year.

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Her film career kicked off with the 1963 classic Tom Jones, which also starred her mother.

She later earned two Academy Award nominations for 1966's Georgy Girl and 1998's Gods and Monsters.

Lynn -- also a well-known Weight Watchers spokeswoman throughout the 1980s and '90s -- went on to nab guest-star roles on ABC's Ugly Betty and Desperate Housewives.

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