Lynn Redgrave’s family and friends gathered at the First Congregational Church in Kent, Connecticut to pay their final tributes to the actress on Saturday. The 67-year-old actress, after battling cancer for several years, died last Sunday.
The actress was surrounded by her children when she died at her home in Kent, Conn.
The Georgy Girl star was buried at Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery in Lithgow, New York, next to her mother Rachel Kempson and niece Natasha Richardson.
Family/friends remember the star
As the actress’ basket-weave coffin adorned with flowers was carried through a light drizzle, her loved ones got together to say their final goodbyes.
Her elder sister, Vanessa Redgrave, was dressed in all white for the funeral; she reportedly read out a few lines for her departed sister. Also present were Lynn Redgrave’s niece Joely Richardson, and Liam Neeson, widower of her niece Natasha Richardson.
The Georgy Girl star was buried at Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery in Lithgow, New York, next to her mother Rachel Kempson and niece Natasha Richardson
The family members were joined by several stars including Brendan Fraser, who acted with Redgrave in 1998's Gods and Monsters. Fraser remembered his former colleague, saying she had taught him to respect his acting abilities.
"Lynn had a real quiet bliss about her, and enthusiasm," Fraser said after the 90-minute service. "I think if I ever saw her sad, it was in a performance."
Lynn Redgrave of the famous British family of actors was born March 8, 1943 in Marylebone, London, to actors Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Besides acting in several movies and plays, she made notable appearances on the small screen and had also taken to writing.
Tough for the Redgraves
After a long battle with cancer, Lynn Redgrave succumbed to cancer on May 2, 2010. She was first diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2002.
Redgrave’s death came when the illustrious acting family was already going through a tough time as her brother actor Corin Redgrave, also a cancer patient, died just last month. He was 70. Also her niece, Natasha Richardson, died unexpectedly last year after suffering head injuries in a skiing accident. She was 45.
Redgrave got divorced from her actor-director husband John Clark in December 2000. She is survived by her three children, Benjamin, Kelly (Pema), and Annabel Lucy Clark; and six grandchildren.