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Redgrave, Lynn (1943–)

Redgrave, Lynn (1943–)

English-born actress. Born Mar 8, 1943, in London, England; dau. of Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson (both actors); sister of Corin Redgrave (actor) and Vanessa Redgrave (actress); granddau. of Margaret Scudamore (actress); aunt of Natasha Richardson, Joely Richardson, and Jemma Redgrave (all actresses); m. John Clark, 1967 (div. 2000); children: Ben, Annabel, and Kelly Clark (actress).

Made stage debut at the Royal Court as Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream (1962); made film debut in Tom Jones (1967), followed by The Deadly Affair, Every Little Crook and Nanny, The National Health, The Big Bus, The Happy Hooker, Getting It Right and Midnight; on tv, co-hosted talk show "Not For Women Only," starred on "House Calls" (1979–81), "Teachers Only" (1982–83), and "Chicken Soup" (1989–90), and co-starred with sister Vanessa in "Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?" (1991); became a US citizen. Nominated for an Oscar for performance in Georgy Girl (1966); nominated for Tony Award for Mrs. Warren's Profession (1976) and Shakespeare for My Father (1993), her autobiographical one-woman show; made Officer of the British Empire (OBE, 2001).

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