by Tony Dayoub
I'm not as well-versed in the lives and work of these two esteemed actresses as I'd like to be. But each has made an impression on me throughout their careers. So rather than ignore their passing (as I almost did with Ms. Redgrave), I offer you links to others' appraisals of them.
The Self-Styled Siren selects two telling anecdotes referring to the undeserved struggles Lena Horne endured while working in the studio system before the advent of the civil right era.
Lena Horne died yesterday at the age of 92.
Recommended Films - Cabin in the Sky, Stormy Weather, Death of a Gunfighter
The most comical of the legendary Redgrave clan, Lynn Redgrave could give the impression that she took her work far less seriously than her brethren, as Glenn Kenny discusses in his piece. Anyone who actually believed that would be wrong.
Lynn Redgrave died May 2nd, at the age of 67.
Recommended Films - Georgy Girl, The Happy Hooker, Shine, Gods and Monsters, Spider, Kinsey