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Jill Clayburgh is a genuine loss to Hollywood as her level of acting expertise on stage and screen with her cheerful aura is irreplaceable.
She started acting as a student in the summer stock and took lessons at the Herbert Berghof Studio. After college, she enlisted with Charles Street Repertory and became acquainted with Al Pacino after starring in a play titled America, Hurrah in 1967.
Her debut came in a 1968 off-Broadway piece titled The Indian Wants the Bronx.
Best Known For
She has earned the most acclaim for the posthumous 2011 release, Bridesmaids and has been nominated for 2 Academy Awards and 4 Golden Globes for her work that includes roles in films An Unmarried Woman (1978), Starting Over (1979) and even 2 Emmy nominations for Nip/Tuck (2004).
Jill was straight and up until her demise, was married to writer David Rabe since 1979. She also enjoyed a 5 year romance with Al Pacino up until 1972.
She was born to Albert "Bill" and Julia Clayburgh. She is survived by her father, brother; Jim, husband, 2 children; Michael and Lily Rabe, stepson; Jason Rabe and grandchildren.
She was born to a Protestant mother and Jewish father but was not raised in any faith, despite also studying literature, religion and philosophy at degree level.
Worth To Know
She died in her home after privately suffering from CLL (chronic lymphocytic leukemia) for more than 2 decades.The 2010 film, Love and Other Drugs was dedicated to her memory. Frank Langella and Richard Greenberg dedicated individual chapters in their respective books to her memory.