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Natasha Richardson

Actress Natasha Richardson
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Profession: Actress


Biography: Natasha Richardson was a member of the English Redgrave acting dynasty, her mother was the actress Vanessa Redgrave her father the director and producer Tony Richardson.

Richardson achieved considerable success herself both on stage and screen. She won acclaim in 1993 for Eugene O'Neill's play "Anna Christie" and in 1998 won a Tony Award for playing Sally Bowles in "Cabernet".

On screen Richardson starred in the film version of "The Handmaid's Tale" (1990) and appeared in films such as "Nell" opposite Jodie Foster (1994) and "The Parent Trap" (1998).

Richardson died tragically as the result of a head injury while skiing in 2009.

Born: May 11, 1963
Birthplace: London, England

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: March 18, 2009 (aged 45)
Cause of Death: Traumatic brain injury

Married Life

  • 1990-12-15 Actress Natasha Richardson (27) weds producer Robert Fox (37)
  • 1992-06-30 Actress Natasha Richardson (29) divorces producer Robert Fox (39) after a year of marriage
  • 1994-07-03 Actress Natasha Richardson (31) weds actor Liam Neeson (42) at a private ceremony in New York

Historical Events

  • 1993-01-14 "Anna Christie" opens at Criterion Theater NYC for 54 performances, starring Natasha Richardson and Liam Neeson,
  • 1998-03-15 Revival of John Kander and Fred Ebb's "Cabaret", starring Alan Cumming and Natasha Richardson, opens at Club Expo Theater, NYC; runs for 2,377 performances and wins 4 Tony Awards

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