- Jill Clayburgh
- New York City New York
- United States
- Passed away too soon good actress!
- Lovely Figure Versatile Dynamic Actress
- Struggled With Leukemia In Later Years
It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh to its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For nearly 30 years, she has delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Born into wealth on April 30, 1944 in New York City, Jill Clayburgh was educated at the finest schools including the Brearley School and Sarah Lawrence College when she decided that she wanted to become an actress.
Jill Clayburgh Career
It was while at Sarah Lawrence that she decided on a career in acting and joined the famous Charles Street Repetory Theater in Boston. She moved to New York in the late 1960s and had featured roles in a number of Broadway productions including The Rothschilds and Pippin. She began her career in films in 1970 and got her first major role in Portnoy's Complaint (1972) in 1972. In 1978, she rose to screen prominence with her performance in An Unmarried Woman (1978) for which she received an Oscar nomination. She was again nominated for the Academy Award in 1979 for her role in Starting Over (1979) But after giving a riveting portrayal as a Valium addict in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can (1982), her career went into a rapid decline, mainly because of her poor choices of scripts. She seemed destined for a comeback after appearing in Where Are the Children? (1986) with multi-talented child actress Elisabeth Harnois, but her excellent performance was largely ignored by the critics who opted to give the credit for the thriller's success to the performance of the precocious, six year old Harnois.
Since the late 1980s, Jill worked mainly in television and low budget films. But, in early 1999, it was announced that she was being considered for the title role in a big budget film based on the life of Nora Barnacle, the near illiterate wife of world renowned novelist James Joyce -- a role that could easily restore her to the prominence and acclaim that she enjoyed in the 1970s.
Jill Clayburgh Death and Legacy
Clayburgh lived with chronic lymphocytic leukemia for more than two decades before succumbing to the disease. She died at her home in Lakeville, Connecticut, on November 5, 2010. The movie Love and Other Drugs was dedicated to her memory. Her daughter, Lily Rabe, who appeared in the 2003 film Mona Lisa Smile as well as 2010's All Good Things, is rapidly building quite a resume as an acclaimed actress in her own right, on stage as well as in films and TV.
Jill Clayburgh on the Web
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