Friday, November 5, 2010

Jill Clayburgh, 1944-2010. R.I.P.

Actress Jill Clayburgh died this morning after a long battle with leukemia. She was 66.

Clayburgh's career peak occurred in the late 1970s when appeared in movies like Silver Streak, An Unmarried Woman, Semi-Tough and Starting Over. In the latter two movies she was paired with Burt Reynolds. Clayburgh received Academy Award nominations for Best Actress for An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over.

Although fewer movie roles came her way in recent years she was able to land roles on Broadway and on television in shows such as Ally McBeal and more recently Dirty Sexy Money.

Clayburgh's last onscreen role was in the forthcoming film Love and Other Drugs starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway which is due to be released later this month.

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