Archive for March 18th, 2009

Obit: Natasha Richardson

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009


Actress Natasha Richardson dies after skiing accident


Natasha Richardson


The wife of actor Liam Neeson and member of the Redgrave theatrical family was 45.

By John Horn
Los Angeles Times
March 18, 2009


Natasha Richardson, the luminous British actress from one of the world’s great acting families, whose performances ranged from the highbrow drama “The Handmaid’s Tale” to the lightweight comedy “The Parent Trap” and the Tony-winning Broadway production of “Cabaret,” died Wednesday. She was 45.    (Click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more)



Natasha Richardson Dies…

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009


Actress Natasha Richardson dies at 45



From the Associated Press
March 18, 2009


NEW YORK — A spokesman for the family of Natasha Richardson says the actress has died.


Richardson, a gifted and precocious heiress to acting royalty whose career highlights included the film “Patty Hearst” and a Tony-winning performance in a stage revival of “Cabaret,” died after suffering an apparent head injury from a skiing accident. She was 45.


Alan Nierob of Rogers & Cowan said in a statement Wednesday night: “Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.”



Jessica Lange Falls…

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009


Report: Jessica Lange falls in Minn. cabin, goes to hospital



By Paul Walsh
Minneapolis Star Tribune
March 18, 2009


A month shy of her 60th birthday, Minnesota-born actress Jessica Lange reportedly took a tumble at her cabin near the town where she was born and suffered a host of injuries.


According to the gossip website, Lange grabbed for a railing that was not secure and fell, breaking her shoulder and collarbone and dislocating her arm. She also suffered cuts and needed stitches at a nearby hospital, the website said. TMZ did not report when the fall occurred.


In recent months, she and longtime mate Sam Shepard sold their home in Stillwater.


A representative for Lange told People magazine, “She will be completely fine and expects to be released from the hospital imminently.”


In a 2004 interview with AARP magazine, Lange said of her cabin, south of Cloquet: “”There is no place I’d rather be. The cabin is in the deep woods, on a hill overlooking a small lake.


“There is no sound except nature, which can be amazingly loud when you really listen. We can hear coyote, timber wolves, bear. I get up at 6:30 a.m., take my coffee, and sit on the dock and watch the hawks, eagles, loons, and blue heron.”


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