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A Look at Lynn Redgrave

Legacy.com / Nick Ehrhardt

A Look at Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave (AP Photo)

Lynn Redgrave was a beloved member of one of acting's most talented families.

She was the daughter of legendary British actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson; sister of actors Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave; sister-in-law of director Tony Richardson; and aunt of actors Natasha Richardson and Joely Richardson.

But Lynn Redgrave had a powerful talent all her own.

Redgrave died 2 May 2010, after a long struggle with breast cancer. Born 8 March 1943, we're celebrating her birthday by watching some of her best work.

One of Redgrave's first movies was Georgy Girl – and she won a Golden Globe for her starring role.

We always love seeing our favorite stars let down their hair a bit and have fun on a game show. Here's Redgrave holding her own on The $100,000 Pyramid with Dick Clark.

1998 brought Redgrave another Golden Globe-winning role, that of housemaid Hanna in Gods and Monsters.

Photo Associated Press / Peter Kramer

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