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Natasha Richardson

Posted in Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery with tags , , on May 8, 2014 by Cade

richardson1May 11, 1963 – March 18, 2009

“Darling. I’ve taken a tumble in the snow.”

Natasha Jane Richardson was born into an incredibly famous and talented family. Her mother is actress Vanessa Redgrave and her father director Tony Richardson. Her great-grandfather, maternal grandparents, aunt and sister are all in the business. Of course, she was going to be an actor. Natasha’s career spanned 5 decades. She is perhaps best known for her films The Parent Trap, Maid in Manhattan and Nell and for her Tony-winning performance as Sally in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Richardson was married twice, most notably to her second husband, Irish actor, Liam Neeson.  In March of 2009, Natasha was taking a ski lesson in Quebec when she fell and struck her head. She temporarily recovered and refused medical treatment, but hours later – after a period of relative lucidity – complained of a headache and went to the hospital. The next day she was airlifted to a New York City hospital where she never recovered and died from an epidural hematoma related to the head injury. She was just 45. Wear a helmet, kids.

Burial

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery – Lithgow, NY

 

Specific Location

At the northeastern edge of the cemetery, stop when the road turns to grass and Natasha’s highly-visible marker is to your right along the trees, just a few yards to the southeast of her aunt and grandmother.stpeters_richardson

 

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Lynn Redgrave

Posted in Saint Peter's Episcopal Cemetery with tags on May 6, 2014 by Cade

redgrave1March 08, 1943 – May 02, 2010

As a prominent third generation member of the famous British acting family, Lynn Rachel Redgrave followed – alongside sister, Vanessa – in the footsteps of her grandfather, Roy, and her mother and father, Rachel and Michael as a performer. Trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Lynn quickly made a splash in regional theatre and on the West End. The transition to film was natural and her early roles in such classics as Tom Jones and Gregory Girl earned her high praise and award nominations. A sprawling, nearly five decade career followed that saw Lynn back on the stage, in films and on television, oftentimes appearing with her sister or her husband, John Clark. Lynn had very little trouble keeping the Redgrave name in the spotlight. Her work was prolific. Fun fact, she is the only person to have been nominated for all four awards of the fabled “EGOT” without ever winning any. Sometimes you can’t have it all.

Lynn died after a lengthy bout with breast cancer at the age of 67. She was buried next to her mother.

Burial

Saint Peter’s Episcopal Cemetery – Lithgow, NY

Specific Location

At the northern edge of the cemetery, when the road turns to grass, stop and Lynn is buried in front of you at the back of the cemetery, just to the right (south) of her mother, Rachel, just a few yards to the northwest of her niece, Natasha Richardson.

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