Redgrave, Lynn

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Redgrave, Lynn Gender: F
Lynn Rachel Redgrave
born on 8 March 1943 at 08:15 (= 08:15 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GDT h1e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 16°51' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 11°27 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 08°51'

Lynn Redgrave
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British-American actress and noted family, the daughter of actor Sir Michael Redgrave (born 3/20/1908, Bristol) and his wife, actress Rachel Kempson (born 5/28/1910, Dartmouth), a distinguished theatrical family. She made her stage debut in 1962 with films the following year. She was a star from her film "Georgie Girl," 1966. She only appeared once with her dad, in "Hamlet." She played the lead in "The Happy Hooker," 1975, and later co-hosted a talk show, "Not For Women Only."

Tall at 5'10", she was once up to 170 pounds before she slimmed down to a glamorous chic. She married actor John Clark in 1967, a year after they met, and had three kids.

On 5/17/1994 Redgrave filed bankruptcy in Los Angeles with debts close to $1 million. For six years she had not been offered a decent role until 1997 when she played the astrologer-wife of pianist David Helfgott in "Shine," an Oscar winning film. In the '90s, she stepped up to the role as spokeswoman for Weight Watchers, appeared sleek and chic. On 3/21/1999, at the Oscar-night, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in "Gods and Monsters," for which she had already won a Golden Globe.

Redgrave has lived in the U.S. for 25 years and became a citizen in 1998. Of her three kids by Clark, only Kelly, 29, went to drama school and entered "the family business." She lives in London and works for a casting director and caused a bit of a stir in 1996 by telling a London tabloid that she was gay. In April 1999 Kelly gave birth to twin girls fathered by her second cousin, and a year later, married a male musician. Son Ben is an airline captain and 17-year-old Annabel is a high school senior in Los Angeles.

On 3/01/1999, Redgrave filed for divorce from her husband of 32 years. He had disclosed at Thanksgiving that he had fathered a child in 1991 by his assistant, Nicolette Hannah, the woman who married their oldest son, 30-year-old Ben, four years later. Clark and Nicolette kept this secret until after Nicolette and Ben divorced in 1996. In crises, Redgrave and Clark accused each other of infidelities (she with Brian Dennehy) and Clark bemoaned erectile dysfunction for the past five years.

She began treatment for breast cancer in April 2003. Her niece, actress Natasha Richardson, died on March 18, 2009; a year later her brother, actor Corin Redgrave, died on April 6, 2010. Cancer took her life a few weeks later on May 2, 2010. She died at her home in Kent, CT.

Link to Wikipedia biography



  • Work : New Career 1962 (stage debut)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1967
  • Relationship : Extramarital Affair 1991 (husband sired child by his assistant)
  • Other Social 1998 (became U.S. citizen)
  • Relationship : Divorce dates 1 March 1999 (learned of husband's affair in 1991)
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  • Health : Medical diagnosis April 2003 (breast cancer)
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  • Death of Significant person 18 March 2009 (Niece Natasha Richardson)
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Source Notes

Tashi Grady quotes her. (Davies gave 8:00 AM, source not stated)

Biography: Rachel Kempson, Lady Redgrave "Life Among the Redgraves" (p.147) gives the same date, no time.


  • Traits : Body : Size (5'10" tall)
  • Traits : Body : Weight (large as young woman)
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Cancer
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (32 years)
  • Family : Relationship : Stress - Extramarital affairs
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Loss - Bankruptcy
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (living in US)
  • Personal : Death : Illness/ Disease