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PEOPLE IN BRIEF: Lynn Redgrave dies at age 67

NEW YORK -- Lynn Redgrave, an introspective and independent player in her family's acting dynasty who became a 1960s sensation as the unconventional title character of ''Georgy Girl'' and later dramatized her troubled past in such one-woman stage performances as ''Shakespeare for My Father'' and ''Nightingale,'' has died. She was 67.

Her publicist Rick Miramontez, speaking on behalf of her children, said Redgrave died peacefully Sunday night at her home in Kent, Conn. Children Ben, Pema and Annabel were with her, as were close friends.

Her death comes a year after her niece, Natasha Richardson, died from head injuries sustained in a skiing accident and just a month after the death of her older brother, Corin Redgrave.

The youngest child of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, Lynn Redgrave never quite managed the acclaim -- or notoriety -- of elder sibling Vanessa Redgrave, but received Oscar nominations for ''Georgy Girl'' and ''Gods and Monsters,'' and Tony nominations for ''Mrs. Warren's Profession,'' ''Shakespeare for My Father'' and ''The Constant Wife.''

Country singer Chely Wright comes out

WASHINGTON -- Country singer Chely Wright is the latest celebrity to come out.

Wright told People she is gay and that nothing in her life has been more magical than the moment she decided to reveal her sexuality.

The 39-year-old said she experienced a community in which homosexuality was shunned and she ''hid everything'' for her music.

Wright is releasing her memoir, ''Like Me,'' and her new album, ''Lifted Off the Ground,'' this week.

Rep says Berry and Aubry split 'some time ago'

NEW YORK -- A representative for Halle Berry said the actress has broken up with model Gabriel Aubry.

Publicist Meredith O'Sullivan said in an e-mail Monday that Berry and Aubry ''split some time ago.''

The statement says the couple remain close friends and are committed to their 2-year-old daughter, Nahla.