Jill Clayburgh Death

Monday, 28 February 2011

Jill Clayburgh Death
Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66

Jill Clayburgh, best known for such films as “An Unmarried Woman,” “Semi-Tough,” and “Starting Over,” died today.

She was 66.

After nearly two decades, Clayburgh succumbed to leukemia. ( Read Jill Clayburgh Death more... )

Actress Jill Clayburgh dies at 66

Jill Clayburgh, a two-time Academy Award nominee for best actress, who was best known for her realistic, emotionally searing portrayals in the late-1970s films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," died Nov. 5 at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66 and had battled leukemia for 21 years.

Ms. Clayburgh was part of the generation of female actors, including Sally Field, Faye Dunaway and Marsha Mason, who came of age during the feminist revolution of the 1960s. She brought an unflinching honesty to her roles, whether playing a prostitute in the 1975 television movie "Hustling," a Supreme Court justice in "First Monday in October" (1981) or a valium addict in "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" (1982). ( Read Jill Clayburgh Death more... )

Jill Clayburgh Dies

Jill Clayburgh, who embodied hopeful and determined women in such '70s and '80s movies as An Unmarried Woman, Starting Over and It's My Turn, died at her Connecticut home on Friday from chronic leukemia, a disease she quietly battled for 21 years, her husband, playwright David Rabe, told The New York Times. She was 66. ( Read Jill Clayburgh Death more... )

Actress Jill Clayburgh Dead at 66

Hollywood and Broadway actress Jill Clayburgh has died at the age of 66 after fighting a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clayburgh died Friday surrounded by family at her home in Lakeville, Conn., according to her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe.
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Perhaps best-known for her Oscar-nominated role in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman," Clayburgh forged a career portraying strong and confident women who were marked by certain flaws. ( Read Jill Clayburgh Death more... )

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