After her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment she wrote "Journal: A Mother and Daughter's Recovery from Breast Cancer" with her daughter, Annabel Clark, and Barron Lerner.
Appeared as an illustration on the cover of Time magazine (March 17, 1967) with sister Vanessa Redgrave. Both sisters had just been respectively Oscar-nominated for Georgy Girl (1966) and Morgan! (1966).
Became a naturalized U.S. citizen.
Both she and her sister, Vanessa Redgrave, were nominated for the 1966 Best Actress Academy Award. Lynn was nominated for Georgy Girl (1966), and Vanessa was nominated for Morgan! (1966). They both lost out to Elizabeth Taylor, who won for Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966).
Granddaughter of Roy Redgrave
Has the curious distinction of being awarded the "anti-EGOT." She has been nominated for each of the four major show-business awards but never won. She lost the Oscar in 1966 and 1998; the Tony in 1976, 1993, and 2006; the Primetime and Daytime Emmy(s) in 1981 and 1983, respectively; and the Grammy in 2007.
Has twice been nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actress (Play): in 1976 for George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession;" and seventeen years later, in 1993, for "Shakespeare for My Father," her one-woman show about her relationship with her father, Michael Redgrave.
Named for actress Lynn Fontanne.
Nominated for the 2005 Tony Award (New York City) for Actress in a Drama for "The Constant Wife".
Played "Final Interview Subject" in Kinsey (2004) as well as "The Queen" in Every Thing You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask (1972), which was inspired by the sex manual by Dr. David Reuben, "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask)" (1969), three years after the Masters & Johnson study Human Sexual Response.
Played Queen Elizabeth I in The Lost Colony Outdoor Drama in Summer of 2006 in Manteo, NC.
She died less than a month after her elder brother Corin Redgrave.
She was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Order of British Empire) in the 2002 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to drama.
She was awarded the 1976 Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Guest Artist for her performance in the play, "Misalliance", at the Academy Festival Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
Sister-in-law of Franco Nero.
Suffered from bulimia in the 70s.
Was laid to rest at St. Peter's Cemetery in Lithgow, New York, the same place her mother Rachel Kempson and her niece Natasha Richardson were buried. Present at Lynn's funeral were her sister Vanessa Redgrave, her niece Joely Richardson, Brendan Fraser and Liam Neeson. [April 9th, 2010]