Actress Lynn Redgrave is laid to rest in NY

KENT, Conn. (AP) - Friends and family said final goodbyes to Lynn Redgrave on Saturday and laid the 67-year-old actress to rest near her mother amid the rolling hills of upstate New York.

The star of "Georgy Girl" died Sunday at her home in Kent, Conn., surrounded by her children. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2002.

At a private funeral near her Connecticut home Saturday morning, pall bearers carried a basket-weave casket adorned with flowers through a light drizzle into the First Congregational Church of Kent.

Her older sister, Vanessa Redgrave, was among those attending, along with niece Joely Richardson, and Liam Neeson, widower of her niece Natasha Richardson.

Actor Brendan Fraser, Lynn Redgrave's "Gods and Monsters " co-star, said after the service that she helped him learn to respect his craft. "Lynn had a real quiet bliss about her, and enthusiasm," Fraser said. "I think if I ever saw her sad, it was in a performance."

Redgrave was buried across the state line in Lithgow, N.Y., in the same rural cemetery where family members said goodbye to Richardson in March 2009.

Redgrave was buried near her mother in a private service under brightening skies. Redgrave's death comes during a difficult time for the famous acting family.

Richardson died unexpectedly last year at age 45 from head injuries suffered in a skiing accident and Redgrave's older brother, Corin Redgrave, died last month.

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