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Broadway Dims Lights to Honor Natasha Richardson

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CNN: Broadway dimmed its lights Thursday night to honor actress Natasha Richardson, who died after suffering a brain injury while skiing at a Canadian resort.

Richardson, a film star, Tony-winning stage actress and member of the legendary Redgrave acting family, died in a New York hospital after she fell down a ski slope Monday in Quebec.

Her husband, actor Liam Neeson; mother, Vanessa Redgrave; and sister, Joely Richardson, were present as theaters dimmed their marquees.

Mourners tearfully embraced in the dark as the lights went off for one minute at 8 p.m.

Actors Sarah Jessica Parker, Matthew Broderick and Mark Ruffalo were among the many Broadway luminaries to reach up to hug Neeson.

London's West End theaters will pay tribute to Richardson by dimming their lights for two minutes just before their shows begin Friday night, a spokeswoman for the Society of London Theatre said. The showtimes vary, so the tributes will not be simultaneous, she said.

Richardson comes from a renowned British acting family. Her mother is an Oscar-winning actress, and her father, the late Tony Richardson, directed films such as "Look Back in Anger" and the Oscar-winning "Tom Jones." Her grandfather was Sir Michael Redgrave, and Lynn Redgrave is her aunt.

Richardson won a Tony for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 revival of "Cabaret" and earned rave reviews for her role as Blanche DuBois in a 2005 production of "A Streetcar Named Desire."

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