Lynn Redgrave dies of breast cancer at the age of 67

Actress Lynn Redgrave has died of breast cancer at the age of 67.

Her son Ben and daughters Pema and Annabel were with her when she died at her home on Sunday, May 2, 2010.

A member of the Redgrave acting dynasty, she was the daugher of Sir Michael Redgrave, sister of Vanessa and Corin Redgrave (who died last month on 6 April aged 70) and aunty of Natasha Richardson (who died following a skiing accident in March 2009.).

Lynn Redgrave told the Associated Press in 1999: "Vanessa was the one expected to be the great actress." It was always, "Corin's the brain, Vanessa the shining star, oh, and then there's Lynn."

However, Lynn Redgrave did become a star herself and was awarded an OBE for her services to drama in 2002.

Her West End credits includes her own one-women show "Shakespeare for My Father" at the Haymarket Theatre in 1996.

Her film credits include Tom Jones (1963), Georgy Girl (1966), Shine (1996), Gods and Monsters (1998).

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