Monday, May 03, 2010

Goodbye "Georgy Girl"

Actress Lynn Redgrave, part of the Redgrave acting dynasty, died May 2.

The sister of Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave, aunt to the late Natasha Richardson and "Nip/Tuck" actress Joely Richardson, Redgrave received her first Oscar nomination in 1967 for the British feature "Georgy Girl", her third film appearance, and went on to a long career in film, television and theater, earning three Tony nominations, an Emmy nomination, and a second Oscar nod in 1999 for "Gods and Monsters".

"Georgy Girl", the 1966 British film based on a novel by author Margaret Forster was directed by Silvio Narizzano, starring Redgrave as 'Georgy', with Alan Bates, James Mason, Charlotte Rampling and Bill Owen.

The title song, performed by Australian band The Seekers, became a hit single and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song (music by Tom Springfield, lyrics by Jim Dale).

Sneak Peek "Georgy Girl"...