Goodbye, Georgy Girl

Before there was Bridget Jones or Ugly Betty, there was Georgy Parkin. Quirky, plain, sweet and somewhat plump, this well-meaning girl from the wrong social circles looked for love in swinging '60s London.

Lynn Redgrave, whose early performance as Georgy in 1966 won her an Oscar nomination, died this month after a seven-year battle with breast cancer. From Georgy she went on to be a featured player in films including Gods and Monsters, Shine, Pygmalion, The White Countess, Centennial and The Jane Austen Book Club, as well as numerous stage productions.

She has passed but her fine performances remain. Much of her film work is available in the library, and she also lent her voice talent to many of our recorded book selections.