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Lynn Redgrave is a bright representative of acting Redgrave clan. She was both film and theater actress.
Lynn debuted as an actress in 1967 appearing in a Broadway performance under the title Back Comedy.
Best Known For
Lynn was known not only as an actress, but as a cancer-fighter. Before her death, she managed to write a book Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery from Breast Cancer which became a great support for women suffering from the same disease.
According to the New York Times (10/27/2009), throughout all her life the actress was not religious, but after all the tragic events in her life she became an adherent of the congregation called United Church of Christ.
Lynn Redgrave was straight. She had been married to John Clark for 32 years, before she discovered the truth about his affairs. John, in fact, was a father of the boy whom Lynn considered her grandson. The point was that Zachary was born by Lynn’s assistant Nicolette who later married Lynn’s son Ben. After 7 years of keeping that secret, Clark confessed and the spouses divorced. (Source: Telegraph.co.uk, 05/03/2010)
Worth to Know
In 1981, the actress accused Universal Television of kicking her out of the House Calls sitcom because she was breastfeeding during breaks in shooting. (Source: Telegraph.co.uk, 05/03/2010)
Lynn Redgrave suffered from weight problems. In her youth she had bulimia, after that – excess weight. That’s why she became a role model for those suffering from emotional and weight disorders. (Source: Telegraph.co.uk, 05/03/2010)For almost 10 years she was the public face and body of Weight Watchers.
This great actress suffered from such a spread disease as breast cancer. She died just following her brother Corin Redgrave a month after.