American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story is a six-part series that will follow the transformation of Patricia Hearst from heiress to terrorist in a saga of privilege, celebrity, politics, media, and violence. More than forty years since the kidnapping, new evidence sheds light on the facts surrounding one of the most bizarre stories in modern American history. This is a docuseries based on Jeffrey Toobin's book, "American Heiress: The Wild Saga of the Kidnapping, Crimes and Trial of Patty Hearst.

Type: Documentary

Languages: English

Status: In Development

Runtime: 60 minutes

Premier: None

American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story - Natasha Richardson - Netflix

Natasha Jane Richardson (11 May 1963 – 18 March 2009) was an English actress of stage and screen. Richardson was a member of the Redgrave family, being the daughter of actress Vanessa Redgrave and director/producer Tony Richardson, and the granddaughter of Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson. Early in her career, she portrayed Mary Shelley in Ken Russell's Gothic (1986) and Patty Hearst in the eponymous 1988 film directed by Paul Schrader, and later received critical acclaim and a Theatre World Award for her Broadway debut in the 1993 revival of Anna Christie. She also appeared in The Handmaid's Tale (1990), Nell (1994), The Parent Trap (1998), Maid in Manhattan (2002) and The White Countess (2005). She won the Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Musical, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance as Sally Bowles in the 1998 Broadway revival of Cabaret. Richardson died on 18 March 2009 from an epidural hematoma after hitting her head in a skiing accident in Quebec.

American Heiress: The Patty Hearst Story - Injury and death - Netflix

On 16 March 2009, Richardson sustained a head injury when she fell while taking a beginner skiing lesson at the Mont Tremblant Resort, about 80 miles (130 km) from Montreal, Quebec. She was flown to Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, where she died from an epidural hematoma on March 18, 2009. Richardson's family issued a statement the day of her death: “Liam Neeson, his sons, and the entire family are shocked and devastated by the tragic death of their beloved Natasha. They are profoundly grateful for the support, love, and prayers of everyone, and ask for privacy during this very difficult time.” On 19 March 2009, theatre lights were dimmed on Broadway in New York City and in London's West End as a mark of respect for Richardson. The following day, a private wake was held at the American Irish Historical Society in Manhattan. On March 22, 2009, a private funeral was held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church near Millbrook, New York, close to the family's upstate home, and Richardson was buried near her maternal grandmother Rachel Kempson in the churchyard. Richardson's aunt, Lynn Redgrave, was buried in the same churchyard on May 8, 2010, near Richardson and Kempson.

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