May 3rd, 2010
11:59 AM ET

Actress Lynn Redgrave dies

Lynn Redgrave died after a battle with breast cancer.

Actress Lynn Redgrave died Sunday night after a seven-year battle with breast cancer, according to her family.

Redgrave, 67, was surrounded by her children at her Connecticut home when she died, the family said in a statement issued Monday morning.

The star of stage, film and television was twice nominated for an Academy Award, including for best supporting actress in 1966 for her role in "Georgy Girl" and later for best actress in the 1998 film "Gods and Monsters.

"She lived, loved and worked harder than ever before," the family said. "The endless memories she created as a mother, grandmother, writer, actor and friend will sustain us for the rest of our lives. Our entire family asks for privacy through this difficult time," the statement said.

Redgrave is from "a family of actors, embracing as it does more than five generations," she wrote on her official website.

She is the younger sister of Oscar-winning actress Vanessa Redgrave and the aunt of the late actress Natasha Richardson.

Her parents, Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, were both successful British stage and film actors.

Her paternal grandparents, Roy Redgrave and Margaret Scudamore, were stage and silent film actors.

- CNN's David Daniel contributed to this report.

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  1. best remembered for

    I will never forget her role in the epic "Centennial" as the British Heiriess of the huge Colorado ranch and the wife of 'Jim Loydd, the young boy whol left his Texas home to start anew in a budding Colorado. Lynn was terrrrrific to say the least.

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