KENT, Conn. – 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.

Born into an esteemed British acting dynasty, Lynn Redgrave received Oscar nominations for her 1966 star-making turn in “Georgy Girl” and for “Gods and Monsters” more than three decades later.

She received Tony nominations for “Mrs. Warren’s Profession,” “Shakespeare for My Father” and “The Constant Wife.”

Despite her pedigree, Lynn Redgrave was not averse to appearing on TV on shows like “Desperate Housewives” and even became a spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

Redgrave was divorced from actor-director John Clark. She is survived by children Ben, Pema and Annabel and six grandchildren.

Two charged in ticket scam

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. – Two men face charges of scamming fans of Lady Gaga and Adam Lambert by selling tickets for a bogus concert.

Martinsbug police said Sherman Luke Loy and Dean R. DeSana, both 45, turned themselves in separately Friday and were freed on bond.

Each was charged with one count of obtaining money by false pretenses. Loy’s lawyer said the tickets started at $100.

Police said ticket sales exceeded $17,800.

Loy and DeSana have denied the charges.

Polanski: Information ‘false’

LOS ANGELES – Roman Polanski’s attorneys argued in court filings Friday that the Swiss government should not assume that an extradition request by Los Angeles prosecutors is accurate.

The statement is in response to a comment by a Swiss justice official, who said last month that officials there assume facts in an extradition request are correct. The official said the justice ministry was not interested in the transcripts of testimony offered in secret earlier this year by the former prosecutor who handled Polanski’s case.

Polanski’s attorneys say the transcripts will show the extradition papers contain information prosecutors know is “false and materially incomplete.”

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s spokeswoman Sandi Gibbons said the office won’t comment but will argue its case at a hearing Monday.

The office stated in a filing Thursday that the transcripts should become public only once the Oscar-winning director is returned to Los Angeles.

Polanski, now 76, pleaded guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl and fled the U.S. in 1978 after a judge said in private remarks that he intended to renege on a sentencing agreement.


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