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Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
(April 30, 1944 – November 5, 2010) was an American actress well known for her work in theater, television, and cinema. She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress
Academy Award for Best Actress
for her role in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman. She would receive a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for the 1979 film Starting Over as well as four Golden Globe nominations for her film performances. Clayburgh made her Broadway debut in 1968 and starred in the original Broadway productions of the musicals The Rothschilds (1970) and Pippin (1972), and returned in 1984 for the revival of the play Design for Living. On television she appeared in episodes of Medical Center, Maude, and The Rockford Files
The Rockford Files
until she finally starred in the 1975 TV movie Hustling, which earned Clayburgh her first of two Emmy Award nominations and catapulted her to stardom. She would receive a second Emmy nomination for her 2004 guest role in the drama series Nip/Tuck. She next starred in the drama series Dirty Sexy Money
Dirty Sexy Money
(2007–09). Her film roles included Gable and Lombard
Gable and Lombard
(1976), Silver Streak (1976), Semi-Tough
Semi-Tough
(1977), La Luna (1979), First Monday in October (1981), Shy People (1987), Fools Rush In (1997), Running With Scissors (2006) and Bridesmaids (2011).

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Death 4 Personal life 5 Filmography 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Clayburgh was born in New York City, the daughter of Julia Louise (née Dorr; 1910–1975),[1] an actress and theatrical production secretary for producer David Merrick, and Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive.[2][3][4] Her paternal grandmother was concert and opera singer Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh.[5] Clayburgh's mother was Protestant[6] and her father came from a wealthy Jewish family,[7][8] though reportedly never talked about her religious background and was raised in no faith.[6] She was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where she attended the Brearley School.[7] She then attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she decided that she wanted to be an actress. Career[edit] Clayburgh joined the Charles Street Repertory Theater in Boston. She made her Broadway debut in 1968 in The Sudden and Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson, and starred in a 1969 off-Broadway production of the Henry Bloomstein play Calling in Crazy, at the Andy Warhol owned Fortune theatre. She went on to appear in numerous Broadway productions in the 1970s and 1980s, including the musicals The Rothschilds in 1972 and Pippin in 1975. Clayburgh made her screen debut in The Wedding Party, filmed in 1963 but not released until six years later. She gained attention with roles such as the love interest of Gene Wilder's character in the 1976 comedy-mystery Silver Streak, co-starring Richard Pryor. She also starred in the critically acclaimed romantic drama Griffin and Phoenix, opposite Peter Falk. The first of her two nominations for the Academy Award for Best Actress was for 1978's An Unmarried Woman, for which she won the Best Actress Award at the Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
(tied with Isabelle Huppert), while the second was for 1979's Starting Over, a comedy with Burt Reynolds. She also received strong notices for a dramatic performance in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can. Her other films include Portnoy's Complaint, Gable and Lombard
Gable and Lombard
(in which she portrayed screen legend Carole Lombard), as a pro football team owner's daughter in Semi-Tough, as a mathematician in It's My Turn (in which she teaches the proof of the snake lemma), as a conservative Supreme Court justice in First Monday in October and in Bernardo Bertolucci's controversial La Luna, which presents an incestuous relationship and was poorly received at the time. Television audiences know Clayburgh from numerous roles in series and movies including Search For Tomorrow, Law & Order, The Practice and as Ally McBeal's mother. She received Emmy Award[9] nominations for her work in the made-for-television movie Hustling in 1975 and for guest appearances in the series Nip/Tuck
Nip/Tuck
in 2005. In 2006, she appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park with Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet; she played Peet's mother, a role originated by Mildred Natwick. She also returned to the screen as a therapist's eccentric wife in the all-star ensemble dramedy Running With Scissors, an autobiographical tale of teenage angst and dysfunction based on the book by Augusten Burroughs. During 2007, Clayburgh appeared in the ABC television series Dirty Sexy Money, playing Letitia Darling. Death[edit] Clayburgh had chronic lymphocytic leukemia for more than 20 years and dealt with it privately before dying from the disease at her home in Lakeville, Connecticut, on November 5, 2010.[10] The movie Love & Other Drugs was dedicated to her memory.[citation needed] The 2011 film Bridesmaids was Clayburgh's final film appearance. In 2012, friend and fellow actor Frank Langella
Frank Langella
wrote about their friendship (which spanned more than forty years) in a chapter of his book Dropped Names: Famous Men and Women As I Knew Them. Her close friend and playwright Richard Greenberg wrote about her last days in a chapter of his book Rules for Others to Live By: Comments and Self-Contradictions released in 2016. Personal life[edit] Clayburgh married screenwriter and playwright David Rabe in 1979. They had one son, Michael Rabe, and one daughter, actress Lily Rabe. Prior to this, she had dated actor Al Pacino
Al Pacino
for five years (and briefly appeared with him in a November 1968 N.Y.P.D. episode, "Deadly Circle of Violence"). Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1968 N.Y.P.D. Woman in park Episode: "Deadly Circle of Violence"

1969 Search for Tomorrow Grace Bolton Portrayed biological mother of child fathered by Len Whiting, adopted by him and his wife Patti

1969 The Wedding Party Josephine

1971 The Telephone Book Bit Part (uncredited)[11]

1972 Portnoy's Complaint Naomi

1972 The Snoop Sisters Mary Nero Episode: "The Female Instinct"

1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner Jackie

1974 The Terminal Man Angela Black

1974 Medical Center Beverly Episode: "Choice of Evils"

1974 Maude Adele Episode: "Walter's Heart Attack"

1974 The Rockford Files Marilyn Polonski Episode: "The Big Ripoff"

1975 Hustling Wanda Television movie Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie

1976 Gable and Lombard Carole Lombard

1976 Griffin and Phoenix Sarah Phoenix Television movie

1976 Silver Streak Hilly Burns

1977 Semi-Tough Barbara Jane Bookman

1978 An Unmarried Woman Erica Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Best Actress Award Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1979 La Luna Caterina Silveri Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama

1979 Starting Over Marilyn Holmberg Nominated — Academy Award for Best Actress Nominated — American Movie Award for Best Actress Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1980 It's My Turn Kate Gunzinger

1981 First Monday in October Ruth Loomis Nominated — Golden Globe Award
Golden Globe Award
for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy

1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can Barbara Gordon

1983 Hanna K. Hanna Kaufman

1986 Miles To Go Moira Browning Television movie

1986 Where Are the Children? Nancy Holder Eldridge

1987 Shy People Diana Sullivan

1989 Fear Stalk Alexandra Maynard Television movie

1990 Oltre l'oceano Ellen a.k.a. Beyond the Ocean (USA)

1991 Pretty Hattie's Baby Unknown

1991 Reason For Living: The Jill Ireland Story Jill Ireland Television movie

1992 Whispers in the Dark Sarah Green

1992 Le grand pardon II Sally White a.k.a. Day of Atonement

1993 Naked in New York Shirley, Jake's mother

1993 Rich in Love Helen Odom

1994 For the Love of Nancy Sally Walsh Television movie

1995 The Face on the Milk Carton Miranda Jessmon Television movie

1997 Going All the Way Alma Burns

1997 When Innocence Is Lost Susan French

1997 Fools Rush In Nan Whitman

1998 Law & Order Sheila Atkins Episode: "Divorce"

1998 Frasier Marie Episode: "The Perfect Guy"

1998 Trinity Eileen McCallister 3 episodes

1999 Everything's Relative Mickey Gorelick 4 episodes

1999–2001 Ally McBeal Jeannie McBeal 4 episodes

2001 Never Again Grace

2001 Vallen Ruth a.k.a. Falling

2002 Leap of Faith Cricket Wardwell 6 episodes

2004 The Practice Victoria Stewart 3 episodes

2004 Nip/Tuck Bobbi Broderick 2 episodes Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

2006 Running with Scissors Agnes Finch

2007–2009 Dirty Sexy Money Letitia Darling 23 episodes

2010 Love & Other Drugs Mrs. Randall Posthumous release

2011 Bridesmaids Judy Walker Posthumous release Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble Nominated — Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated — Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast Nominated — Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast Nominated — Central Ohio
Ohio
Film Critics Association for Best Ensemble

References[edit]

^ https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JPWD-XX3 accessed 8/19/14 ^ "PAWAlbert H. Clayburgh '31". Webscript.princeton.edu. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ " Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
Film Reference biography". Filmreference.com. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
Biography at Yahoo! Movies ^ "ALMA CLAYBURGH, SOPRANO, 76, DEAD; Concert Singer Was Patroni I of Cultural Activities-Aided Youn Musicians". New York Times. 1958-08-06. Retrieved 2010-11-05.  ^ a b "The Plame game, Jill Clayburgh: a Jew?, Gyllenhaal and Lambert ". j. the Jewish news weekly of Northern California. Archived from the original on 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ a b H.W. Wilson Company (1979). Current Biography. University of Michigan: H. W. Wilson Co. p. 76.  ^ White, James Terry (1967). The National cyclopaedia of American biography: being the history of the United States as illustrated in the lives of the founders, builders, and defenders of the republic, and of the men and women who are doing the work and moulding the thought of the present time. University Microfilms. p. 229.  ^ " Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
Emmy Award
Emmy Award
Nomination". Emmys.com. 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2016-12-01.  ^ Fox, Margalit (November 5, 2010). " Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
Dies at 66; Starred in Feminist Roles". The New York Times.  ^ IMDB has no mention of her name in this film.

External links[edit]

Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
on IMDb Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
at the Internet Broadway Database
Internet Broadway Database
Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
at the Internet Off-Broadway Database Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
– Downstage Center interview at American Theatre Wing.org Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
at Emmys.com

v t e

Cannes Film Festival
Cannes Film Festival
Award for Best Actress

1946–1975

Michèle Morgan
Michèle Morgan
(1946) Isa Miranda
Isa Miranda
(1949) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1951) Lee Grant
Lee Grant
(1952) Shirley Booth
Shirley Booth
(1953) cast of Bolshaya Semya (1955) Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
(1956) Giulietta Masina
Giulietta Masina
(1957) Bibi Andersson
Bibi Andersson
/ Eva Dahlbeck
Eva Dahlbeck
/ Barbro Hiort af Ornäs / Ingrid Thulin (1958) Simone Signoret
Simone Signoret
(1959) Melina Mercouri
Melina Mercouri
/ Jeanne Moreau
Jeanne Moreau
(1960) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1961) Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
/ Rita Tushingham
Rita Tushingham
(1962) Marina Vlady
Marina Vlady
(1963) Anne Bancroft
Anne Bancroft
/ Barbara Barrie
Barbara Barrie
(1964) Samantha Eggar
Samantha Eggar
(1965) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1966) Pia Degermark
Pia Degermark
(1967) Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1969) Ottavia Piccolo
Ottavia Piccolo
(1970) Kitty Winn (1971) Susannah York
Susannah York
(1972) Joanne Woodward
Joanne Woodward
(1973) Marie-José Nat
Marie-José Nat
(1974) Valerie Perrine
Valerie Perrine
(1975)

1976–2000

Dominique Sanda
Dominique Sanda
/ Mari Törőcsik
Mari Törőcsik
(1976) Shelley Duvall
Shelley Duvall
/ Monique Mercure (1977) Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh
/ Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(1978) Sally Field
Sally Field
(1979) Anouk Aimée
Anouk Aimée
(1980) Isabelle Adjani
Isabelle Adjani
(1981) Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieślak
(1982) Hanna Schygulla
Hanna Schygulla
(1983) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1984) Norma Aleandro
Norma Aleandro
/ Cher
Cher
(1985) Barbara Sukowa
Barbara Sukowa
/ Fernanda Torres
Fernanda Torres
(1986) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
(1987) Barbara Hershey
Barbara Hershey
/ Jodhi May / Linda Mvusi
Linda Mvusi
(1988) Meryl Streep
Meryl Streep
(1989) Krystyna Janda
Krystyna Janda
(1990) Irène Jacob
Irène Jacob
(1991) Pernilla August
Pernilla August
(1992) Holly Hunter
Holly Hunter
(1993) Virna Lisi
Virna Lisi
(1994) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(1995) Brenda Blethyn
Brenda Blethyn
(1996) Kathy Burke (1997) Élodie Bouchez
Élodie Bouchez
/ Natacha Régnier
Natacha Régnier
(1998) Séverine Caneele
Séverine Caneele
/ Émilie Dequenne
Émilie Dequenne
(1999) Björk
Björk
(2000)

2001–present

Isabelle Huppert
Isabelle Huppert
(2001) Kati Outinen (2002) Marie-Josée Croze
Marie-Josée Croze
(2003) Maggie Cheung
Maggie Cheung
(2004) Hana Laszlo
Hana Laszlo
(2005) Penélope Cruz
Penélope Cruz
/ Carmen Maura
Carmen Maura
/ Lola Dueñas
Lola Dueñas
/ Chus Lampreave
Chus Lampreave
/ Blanca Portillo / Yohana Cobo
Yohana Cobo
(2006) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2007) Sandra Corveloni (2008) Charlotte Gainsbourg
Charlotte Gainsbourg
(2009) Juliette Binoche
Juliette Binoche
(2010) Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst
(2011) Cristina Flutur / Cosmina Stratan (2012) Bérénice Bejo
Bérénice Bejo
(2013) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2014) Emmanuelle Bercot
Emmanuelle Bercot
/ Rooney Mara
Rooney Mara
(2015) Jaclyn Jose (2016) Diane Kruger
Diane Kruger
(2017)

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