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Actress Natasha Richardson, 45, died Wednesday after a skiing accident near Montreal earlier this week.

" Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha," the family said in a statement released shortly before 8 p.m. Wednesday. "They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time."

Richardson was flown from Montreal Tuesday night to Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan. She had reportedly suffered from bleeding on the brain after the Monday accident, which occurred during a beginner's ski lesson.

Grim reports about her condition emerged throughout Wednesday afternoon, as media assembled in a vigil outside the hospital. Family and friends came and went during the day.

Natasha Richardson was born May 11, 1963, in London, part of a theatrical dynasty that also included Sir Michael Redgrave, her grandfather, her mother, Vanessa Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave, her aunt.

Her first national reviews came in 1986 with an appearance opposite her mother in Chekhov's "The Seagull." The performance won her the London Drama Critics' Circle award as most promising newcomer.

Her feature film debut came the same year, as Mary Shelley in "Gothic." During the next five years, she made films as diverse as the sci-fi drama "The Handmaid's Tale" and Paul Schrader's dark thriller "The Comfort of Strangers." In 1998, Richardson played Lindsay Lohan's mother in "The Parent Trap."

Still, it was her theatrical bloodlines that ran deepest. In her 1993 Broadway debut, she played a former prostitute in a revival of Eugene O'Neill's "Anna Christie" and was nominated for a Tony Award.

But it was not the Tony nod that proved her greatest reward from that effort - it was her relationship with co-star Liam Neeson. In April 1993, as rumors of an affair with Neeson began to take hold, Richardson ended a decade-long marriage to producer Robert Fox. She and Neeson wed the following year.

The couple have a home on Central Park West, and also kept a retreat in upstate Millbrook, where they entertained celebrity guests, including Ralph Fiennes, Griffin Dunne, Meryl Streep and Laura Linney.

In 1998, Richardson returned to Broadway, triumphing as Sally Bowles in "Cabaret." Richardson won the Tony, Outer Critics Circle, Drama League and Drama Desk Awards for best actress in a musical.

Richardson made her last Broadway appearance in 2005, as Blanche DuBois in "A Streetcar Named Desire."

In January, Richardson and her mother performed in a benefit concert reading of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music." There had been rumors the duo were planning a longer run of the revival in New York.

In addition to Neeson, and her mother, Richardson is survived by two sons, Michael and Daniel, and "Nip/Tuck" actress Joely Richardson. Her father was Oscar-winning director Tony Richardson.

Pervaiz Shallwani and Peter Holley contributed to this story which was supplemented with an Associated Press report.

Published by Newsday from Mar. 18 to Mar. 23, 2009.
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God is a God of all Comfort and he will Comfort the Family's...My heartfelt sympathy to the Family's..
September 19, 2019
Alexandra Estomba
January 20, 2019
October 2, 2017
Natasha you will never be forgotten we love and miss you very much RIP
October 2, 2017
C.L. King
October 13, 2016
She was a beautiful lady lovely eyes that light up a room and that smile she was a classy lady she will be missed forever rip Natasha an to the family we are so very sorry but you were so very lucky to have her in the family god bless
Gale Peetros
August 5, 2016
Valenda Newell
July 4, 2016
Thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.
Harry Simpson
March 18, 2015
To Natasha Richardson,
You were a very talented actress. You did a great job in the movie Parent trap and Maid in Manhattan. My prayers go out to your family. Lisa Weiner
Lisa Weiner
December 9, 2012
January 6, 2012
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family.

May GOD continue to guide your family by means of His holy spirit to give you strength and comfort during this time of sorrow.

D. Clark
September 30, 2011
Sorry for your loss she was a great actress and always will be remembered
Becky Vayda
July 8, 2011
Fr. Nicholas V. Gamvas
April 7, 2011
I'am sorry for their loss she was great actress.
Laurie Pingee
July 25, 2010
So sad, we loved watching her act on tv. Our deepest condolences & prayers to Natasha's family & friends. God Bless You
Jose & Cheryl Soto
June 7, 2010
My deepest condolences to the family of Natasha for your terrible loss.

May the happiest of memories you shared with her bring you comfort. And remembering her zest for life.
Life is a precious gift, even after the heartache of losing a loved one.
For her sake you must go on, you all still have much to contribute to the lives of others.
When you need the strength to keep going rely on God, for he is the only one who can give it. --Phil 2:13
June 4, 2010
TO WHERE YOU ARE...a breath away from one knows for certain how far You are....a breath away is not to far to where You are....Natasha...Eternal life is already yours...
May 18, 2010
I am very sorry for your lost.
Judy Belsome
May 4, 2010
I am very sorry for your lost.
Shawn Ochoa
May 4, 2010
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
Bonnie Brummell
April 8, 2010
For Natasha...


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
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Beverly Hills, California
March 7, 2010
Dear Family,

May the God of comfort give you a measure of peace at this time. Psalm 34:15
February 27, 2010
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Brian Wong
January 30, 2010
I know that I am but a mere fan of the beautiful and extremely talented Natasha Richardson, but I write this in particular to her husband and sons. My parents were killed in a plane crash several years ago, and I know how extremely difficult the holidays can be when coping with such a devastating loss. Please know that you will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
December 23, 2009
What a wonderful actress, wife and mother - you will be missed but your star is shining brightly above us at nite.
Debe Castrogiavanni
November 25, 2009
Your bright light has been deminished but Natasha your beauty will remain with us all here in Ireland forever. A precious gem,a shining star full of grace and elegrance. A devoted wife and mother. Liam our hearts are heavy too. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and for yourself Michael and Daniel. Una Maria O'Neill,Omagh, Northern Ireland.
Una Maria O'Neill
November 9, 2009
For Natsha....


Do not weep for me when I no longer dwell among the wonders of the earth; for my larger self is free, and my soul rejoices on the other side of pain...on the other side of darkness.

Do not weep for me, for I am a ray of sunshine that touches your skin, a tropical breeze upon your face, the hush of joy within your heart and the innocence of babes in mothers arms.

I am the hope in a darkened night. And, in your hour of need, I will be there to comfort you. I will share your tears, your joys, your fears, your disappointments and your triumphs.

Do not weep for me, for I am cradled
in the arms of God. I walk with the angels, and hear the music beyond the stars.

Do not weep for me, for I am within you;
I am peace, love, I am a soft wind that caresses the flowers. I am the calm that follows a raging storm. I am an autumns leaf that floats among the garden of God, and I am pure white snow that softly falls upon your hand.

Do not weep for me, for I shall never die, as long as you remember me...
with a smile and a sigh.

© Joe Fazio
October 2, 2009
I enjoyed the remake of the movie The
Parent Trap with your wife Natasha. She
was a beautiful woman. She was a great wife and mother. I also loved her English Accent. I think the English Accent is so great to hear. My thoughts
and prayers are with you and your sons.
D.L. Patton
August 27, 2009
Liam I hope you and the boys are feeling better these days and time has taken a bit of the raw edge off this tragedy. I remember your professionalism in those last shooting days on "Chloe" and really felt for you. Take care and hopefully we will see each other on set again some time.

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Mike Curran
July 16, 2009
Your grief may ebb and flow. It has been said that each of us has this well deep inside of us that can be filled to the brim with grief. Every time we cry, we empty out some of the well, but the well fills again. The level of sorrow in your well may lessen as time passes, but it will never run dry. There will always be anniversaries, birthdays, holidays, and those days when the well seems to fill to its brim again. Allow yourself time to remember and mourn; it is part of your healing. Grief is a continuing journey.
Brian Andrew Wong
July 14, 2009
Jo Larzelere
June 26, 2009
Natasha was a great actress. She will be missed terribly. I loved her movies. She was beautiful actress and person.
Loretta Johnson
June 16, 2009
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Mike Parmer
June 10, 2009
Natasha was a great actor, will miss her in the roles that made her stand out.

Sorry for your loss and ours.
Michael McNamara
June 1, 2009
Dear Mr. Neeson and family,

Your wife, Natasha Richardson was pure CLASS. She always came across as compassionate, intelligent, kind and she was beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. She gave so many people such happiness in her movies, shows and special appearances. You all were fortunate to be such a loving family and so close.

We will miss her.
Lisa Hoffman
June 1, 2009
please remember your wife and mother as the kind and beautiful woman we all know her by. You can treasure her by staying a close family and beleiving that her time here with you is not over as she will live through each one of you. Best wishes to you all.
Liz Sanator
May 28, 2009
Dear Mr.Neeson,
I would like to write you to express my deepest sympathy at the loss of your beautiful wife.The day that I heard she died I went onto youtube and saw my favourite scene of The Parent Trap where she is walking Through London on the way to Her Elizabeth James Bridal shop and They do the photo shoot.She was such a wonderful woman.I cried a little because I thought it is not fair that she is gone so suddenly for a little tumble.I am sure that you are devastated.
Death is not natural for any of us and it is terrible to cope with.
I find the words in John 5:28,29 so comforting tho.The bible speaks of the ressurection that is shortly going to happen when you will see your beloved Natasha again.Even tho we suffer having a hope can give us a light at the end of the Tunnel.
A brochure that is very helpful to cope can be found online at Entitle "When Someone you love Dies" I would encourage you to look at it for a couple of moments.It can only give you comfort.
Thank you for your attention.
I send my best wishes and deepest sympathy.Jill Murray
May 28, 2009
So heartbreaking. I still can't believe it. Just way too young and such a tragic way to have lost her. My condolences to Natasha's family and friends, they must miss this woman so badly.
Brian C
May 27, 2009
To Natasha Richardson's Family,
We were so saddened to hear of her passing. She was not only a talented and gifted actress but also a beautiful person inside & out. My daughter & I love watching her with a young Lindsay Lohan in "The Parent Trap". Our deepest sympathy goes out to her husband Liam, her 2 sons, her sister Joely Richardson, her mom Vanessa Redgrave and all her other relatives and friends. She will be sadly missed but never forgotten.
McBride Family
May 26, 2009
i was sad to hear she is gone and, she will be miss.Very talented Lady.My condolances to her family and,R.I.P Natashia
Mindy Kuhns
May 25, 2009
The pain will pass, eventually, but the beauty, your beauty will remain. You will always be remembered as a sweet graceful and talented person. May you rest peacefully and your family find the strength to find peace as well.
Lenny Emanuelli
May 21, 2009
I wanted you to know how sorry i am about your loss. Natasha was a beautiful person with grace and talent. I know she will be missed.
Beth Pruzan
May 21, 2009
5/19/09,Dear Sweet Spirited Natasha,Your loss the worlds.I felt the same pain as when I heard about Princes Diana.You were the Real Princess with a True Prince Liam.The two of you on screen Magic.An Acrostic poem in memory of Nell!
A diehard fan of you both,Kimberley
Kimberley Kagan
May 19, 2009
I wanted to write an entry to the beautiful and talentd Natasha Richardson and leave my condolences to her family and friends. She will always be remembered for her beauty, smile and talent. She was truly a beautiful soul and I wish her family comfort and peace in this time and let her know she will never be forgotten.
Bridget Sage
May 19, 2009
Here are some lines from a song I wrote in honor of my heart donor, on the fifth anniversary of my transplant. May they bring some comfort to you all.

Heart of my heart, living inside of me,
Beating so silently, giving new life.
Where are the words, how can I thank you,
For such a sacrifice?

Long ago, a plan was made, of two journeys leading to one;
No one knew then, while one life would end,
Another would soon start again.

Heart of my heart, living inside of me,
Beating so silently, giving new life.
Where are the words, how can I thank you,
For such a sacrifice.

I'll never forget, as long as I live
The gift of a perfect heart.
I'll live my days, filled with praise,
For the chance of a brand new start.

Heart of my heart, living inside of me,
Beating so silently, giving new life.
Where are the words, how can I thank you,
For such a sacrifice.
(c) 2008 Deborah Smith

May you daily know the closeness of God's loving presence.
Deborah Smith
May 17, 2009
My heart goes out to Liam, Vanessa, Joely,
Michael,and Daniel. The loss of your beautiful Natasha is a tragic one, and you are all in my prayers. I wish to thank you for donating Natasha's organs. I am alive today because someone donated their daughter's heart to me six years ago. I am a teacher and a minister, and am able to continue serving others because of their incredible gift. Natasha continues to live on.
May you know the peace of God, and feel the healing power of those who are praying for you.
Psalm 34:18 "The Lord is close to the broken-hearted, and saves those who are crushed in spirit."
Deborah Smith
May 17, 2009
I was very sadden and shocked by the sudden passing of Natasha...I knew her by the movies my children watched. She was a very beautiful and classy lady. May Liam and their children find peace in knowing that she hasn't gone too far...she will always be in their memories,heart and soul...bless you all.
Marlen Batista
May 14, 2009
I was skiing the day before her tragedy. Tho' I fell, there were no dire consequences. I had a trip tix to Montremblant also. My Mom called & we discussed the news of Natasha. She asked if I wore a helmet & my reply was, "I do now." My Mom then asked, "Did you read when her Birthday is?" I didn't. She told me it was May 11th. I just turned 48 this past Monday... I drove 5 hours from Vt. to NY to leave a candle, flowers & a card on her gravesite. It was hard to find as there was no headstone, but the groundskeeper spotted all the flowers. As I was fighting back tears, my sister called. I told her I was wishing "Tasha" a Happy Birthday & that I found the cemetary by running into the groundkeeper/gardner. She said..."Do you see the analogy?" When Mary was looking for Jesus, a gardner came to her & told her not to be afraid, that He was alright. I'm glad I made the trip to NY, stopping at the quaint church in Millbrook & meeting up with "the gardner" who led me to her final resting place. SHINE ETERNALLY NATASHA! I'll light the candle when I visit again...
Elle Spring
May 13, 2009
When I heard of this tragedy, I felt this weird sense of connection to her. I watch her in Nell and was taked aback. I think that the connection I felt was from one mother to another. Our birthdays are on the same day, and we both have two sons the same age. My deepest sympathy goes out to her family. Stay strong she will always be with you.
Kathy Grundmeier
May 13, 2009
Please allow me to share, belatedly, my sincerest condolences to the family for the sudden loss of your beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, to all..
so very sad, so very sorry for your deepest sympathy....
Keep the faith.

Natasha Richardson :eternally one of the best...God Bless you.

Respectfully ~
denise kelly
May 3, 2009
I recognize her face and the beauty with in even if the movies she was a part of escape me, I give my prayers to those lucky enough to have been able to call her mom and the luckiest man in the world to have been able to call her wife , may God bless all who loved you and adored you from afar, Natasha you will live on in the hearts of those who loved you forever
May 3, 2009
I adored Natasha Richardson. She was such a lovely person. She spread joy to all around her and is and always will be special to all. God Bless her family. She is with God now, and is missed by all.
Catherine Hunt
May 1, 2009
Only today discovered the great loss when watching the BAFTA awards, and i was shocked.
I'm very sorry and sad for the sudden loss of such a talented and pretty women.
You will live forever through your great work.
Fenan Samuel
April 27, 2009
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO YOU AND ALL THE FAMILY ON YOUR GREAT LOSS. . You have your children, Hug them and give them all your love.. God bless you all.
Mary & Joe Fitzgerald
April 25, 2009
Dear Laim children and entire family of Natasha my heartfelt sympathy to you on the loss of your beloved Natasha. She is with you always. Your love was very evident for all to see and it will endure forever. God and your faith will keep you strong and your love for eachother will help sustain you. God Bless YOU! Love and Peace Karen Canepa
Karen Canepa
April 24, 2009
Your family chain is broken and nothing seems the same but as God calls you one by one your chain will link again. I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with Natasha's family. Spread your wings and fly Natasha
With Sympathy
April 17, 2009
I thoght Natashia was a great Actress She might oo been the greatest Actress of her generation She also understood the importance of her husband and her Sons. I am still sad about Her passing I have added Natasha to my prayers. GOD Bless your Soul and GOD Bless your Family
ross rosen
April 13, 2009
ross rosen
April 13, 2009
My deepest sympathy to Natasha's entire family. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.
Marianne Connolly
April 12, 2009
God Bless your family my heart goes out for all of you! She was a special person!
Patricia Tenke
April 12, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
Jeanette Figueroa
April 9, 2009
Dear Liam and your sons so very very sorry for your loss. My heart goes out to all of you.I was such a fan of you and your beloved wife . What a beautiful woman she was and actress.May GOD heal your hearts knowing one day you'll see her again, and for Natasha mum. I lost my sister 3 months ago is was hard for me and my mother.Time heals broken hearts but the memories is what keeps us going. Im sure you have many, just remember you are in lots of prays around the world.Liam from what I saw in photos, TV you and Natasha loved SO deeply. YOU WERE SOUL MATES. May GOD KEEP YOU STRONG through the days ahead.
Rhonda Needham
April 9, 2009
our hearts and condolences go out to you and ur family. natasha will b sorley missed. to liam and the kids stay strong.and trust that god will get u through this.
toni sally
April 8, 2009
dear liam,, so sorry to hear about your lost.. natasha was a great person and im sure a great mom. our thougts and prayers go out to u and ur family, may god keep u strong.
toni kelly
April 8, 2009
To Mr. Neeson and boys,
May God heal your hearts and may your family rejoice in the faith of God and knowing that one day you will be with your wonderful wife and mother again. My prayers are with you.
Mellisa Ramirez
April 8, 2009
April 7, 2009
April 7, 2009
April 7, 2009
Dear Richardson/Neeson Family and Friends,

I am so sorry to hear about the tragic death of Natasha. She was a great actress and I enjoyed her in the movies. My thoughts and prayers go out to you all during this difficult time. I know that no amount of words can express how you feel. May you find some comfort in the words of Isaiah 25:8 where God promises that "he will swallow up death forever and he will certainly wipe the tears from all faces."
A. R.
April 6, 2009
To the Family & Friends of Natasha, My hearts, thoughts & prayers are with you. My brother just passed a month ago, so may we all have strength & courage through this long journey. May God Bless you all.
Patricia De Los Santos-Martinez
April 4, 2009
my heart goes out to you.
sheri fisher
April 2, 2009
A shining light has gone out far too soon.
Having also lost a parent at a young age I feel so sorry for her sons.
My condolences to Liam and all the family.
James Griffin
April 1, 2009
Dear Liam, may be you are never going to read this, but with all my heart I wish you and your kids the best, a recovery from so much pain and at the end the vision of light that Natasha is living at this moment, all my love
Elda :)
Elda Brunnemann
April 1, 2009
Natasha: on angels wings you will fly brilliantly. I'm sure they will wonder how they ever did without you. For Natasha's children, she will always travel within you, never to be forgotten. For Liam, you bear the largest burden of all, and also the greatest blessing: you walked on air for her.
Gigi White
April 1, 2009
God Bless the family. Natasha will be dearly missed.
Shaunee Miller
April 1, 2009
Fay Pintar
April 1, 2009
I stood before the DVD's searching for Natasha's films and was very sad to realize I've seen everything she will ever do. I felt such profound loss at that moment. This accidental death is so very difficult to accept, but we must. We have cried our hearts out for the family of this remarkable woman. To the angels, dear Natasha...
lakey stream
March 31, 2009
I was deeply saddened to hear of Natasha's death. May God give her family strength and watch over them as they grieve for their beloved Natasha.
May God Bless You All.
Cynthia Marquez
Cynthia Marquez
March 31, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Roslynn Braynen
March 31, 2009
Easter Message of Hope

"Today may be Friday but Sunday is coming."

Dear Natasha,
Before you were conceived I knew you and before you were born I consecrated you.
Welcome Home,
Margaret Pontes
March 31, 2009
To the family of Natasha, My prayers are with you
Geneva Richardson
March 31, 2009
To the family of Natasha Richardson,
God knows your sorrows and he will wipe away your tears. Just know that he his always there.
Cheryll Long
March 31, 2009
"If Winter comes can Spring be far behind?"(Shelley)
Natasha is the Spring.
Loree Harney
March 31, 2009
March 31, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with the Richardson/Neeson families. Ms. Richardson was a very talented actress and a beautiful lady who was taken much too soon.
Vickie Jennings
March 31, 2009
Words can never ease the sorrow and grief you are feeling. Know that others understand where you are and the journey in healing you are about to take. Trust in prayer and support of friends.
Jacque Lujan
March 31, 2009
Our thoughts and prayers are with Natasha's family during this time. I enjoyed her in several movies and in Cabaret. God Bless you and be with you in this difficult time. We miss you Natasha--You Are a Beautiful Person.
Cheryl Pruitt
March 31, 2009
I had the privilege of seeing this beautiful woman in her Tony award winning performance of Cabaret in New York. She was spectacular. She will always be remembered.
Elizabeth Weiss
March 31, 2009
Dear family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this most difficult time.
Beth Kai
March 31, 2009
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Ms. Richardson was such a beautiful and talented actress. She will be greatly missed by all.
Cecelia Rich
March 31, 2009
My prayers to the family of Nastasha Richardson. It is so sad for her boys to loose a strong part of their very foundation to life, as well as husband, Liam Neelson. God Bless all of you.

Joyce Chiaramonte, Plant City, Florida
Joyce Chiaramonte
March 31, 2009
We would like express our condolences to the family of this wonderful person, thou we never met her, she was such a talent and the love she showed Liam and her family was very obvious. God Bless you and our Prayers go out to all your family and friends.
martha chavez
March 31, 2009
What a wonderful actress and a beautiful woman. Her life was too short and her talent will be missed. Prayers go out to her family.
Stephanie Lucas
March 31, 2009
Condolences from our family to yours. She will be missed greatly by all of us who enjoyed her in all her films. With deepest sympathy.
Sherrie Dutro
March 31, 2009
I know this is no consolation, and nothing can soften the sadness felt by your family. I would like to think though, that the stars in the sky may now shine a bit brighter knowing Mrs. Richardson is up there dancing among them.

D.B. Lanham
D.B Lanham
March 30, 2009
With Prayers and Sympathy
Edna Faye Luther
March 30, 2009
Ms. Richardson was such a talented actress. Enjoyed many of her movies. My heart goes out to her family. With Sympathy & Prayers
Nell Barnhilll
March 30, 2009
I am truly sadden by the loss of Mrs. Richardson, my prayers and thoughts are with the family in this time.
Quamisha Southerland
March 30, 2009
My deepest sympathy to the whole family. Ms. Richardson was a wonderful actress...I truely enjoyed her movies..My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends who have lost such a great person...God Bless you all and keep you safe..
Anita Casarez
March 30, 2009
Words can not describe your sadness and loss. My condolences to you and your family. Ms. Richardson was an awesome actress and i am sure she always be remembered as such. I enjoyed everyting that i saw her in.
Judith Rouse
March 30, 2009
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