- NAME: Natasha Richardson
- OCCUPATION: Theater Actress, Television Actress
- BIRTH DATE: May 11, 1963
- DEATH DATE: March 18, 2009
- EDUCATION: St. Paul's Girls' School, London's Central School of Speech and Drama
- PLACE OF BIRTH: London, England, United Kingdom
- PLACE OF DEATH: New York, New York
- Full Name: Natasha Jane Richardson
- AKA: Natasha Richardson
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British actress of stage and screen Natasha Richardson won a Tony Award for her work in the Broadway show Cabaret before dying in a tragic skiing accident.
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In 1998, Richardson won a Tony Award for her role as Sally Bowles in the Broadway musical Cabaret. The following year, she starred in the play Closer, for which she received positive reviews.
Later film credits include The Parent Trap (1998), Maid in Manhattan (2002), Evening (2007) and Wild Child (2008). Richardson also appeared on television as a guest judge for the reality game show Top Chef,
and was rumored to be working on a Broadway production of Sondheim's A Little Night Music around this same time.
While skiing during a vacation in Quebec, Canada, Richardson fell multiple times on a beginner's slope, suffering seemingly minor injuries. The actress decided against seeing a doctor, but her head injuries proved to be more severe than she had presumed, turning fatal due to their lack of treatment. Medical examiners concluded that Richardson died from blunt trauma to her head—the result of her recent falls while skiing—on March 18, 2009, in New York City.
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