Friday, July 25, 2014

Remembering Lynne Frederick

Lynne Maria Frederick was born on July 25, 1954 in Hillingdon, England. Frederick was the daughter of Andrew and Iris (Sullivan) Frederick. Her mother became a casting director for Thames Television. Lynne's parents separated when she was two, and she was brought up by her mother and her grandmother, Cecilia, at Market Harborough, Leicestershire, England.
She wanted to become a teacher of mathematics and physics, but she abandoned her academic pursuits for the stage, and made her film debut as Mary Custance in “No Blade of Grass” (1970) when she was just 16 years old. She then appeared a year later in the 1971 biographical film “Nicholas and Alexandra”, in which she played Grand Duchess Tatiana Nikolaevna of Russia, second eldest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II. However her best-known appearance came shortly afterwards when she played another historical character, Catherine Howard in “Henry VIII and His Six Wives” in 1972. Frederick would go on to pursue a successful career in films throughout the 1970s including two Euro-westerns: “Red Coat” (1974) as Elizabeth Tilries and Lucio Fulci’s “Four of the Apocalypse” (1975) as Emanuela ‘Bunny’ O’Neill.
She’s also remembered as the wife of actor Peter Sellers [1925-1980] from 1977 to 1980 and to producer David Frost [1939-2013] (1981-1982).
Lynne died of alcoholism on April 27, 1994 in Los Angeles, California.
Today we remember Lynn Frederick on what would have been her 60th birthday.

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