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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Default Oscar and Emmy Nominated Actress, Jill Clayburgh, Has Passed Away at Age 66

Jill Clayburgh Dies - Tributes, Lily Rabe : People.com

I loved her in "Dirty, Sexy Money". I so badly wished that show hadn't been canceled when the writers went on strike.

Apparently she'd been battling chronic Leukemia for 22 years!

Bio of her work: Jill Clayburgh: 1944 - 2010

Rest in peace, Mrs. Clayburgh. Thank you for all your great entertaining throughout the years. You made me proud to share your name.
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Unread 11-05-2010, 09:40 PM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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I had NO idea of her illness or passing.
R.I.P. Jill--a great actress.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Austin
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I grew up loving her strong, independent women movies. My favorite was An Unmarried Woman with Alan Bates. I saw her with a young girl once on the Upper West Side. Her eyes briefly met my surprised eyes. She knew I recognized her, put her head down and walked quickly ahead. She was a private woman who I respectfully never would have approached. The fact that no one knew of her long term illness and the announcement of no funeral by her family reflect just how private she was unlike many, sex taped, tell all, photo pimping of their children, publicity seeking, celebs today. Jill Clayburgh was a class act.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 08:31 AM
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I just read the sad news. R.I.P. Jill.
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Unread 11-06-2010, 11:57 AM
 
Location: gazing @ the Blue Ridge Mountains
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I grew up loving her strong, independent women movies. My favorite was An Unmarried Woman with Alan Bates. I saw her with a young girl once on the Upper West Side. Her eyes briefly met my surprised eyes. She knew I recognized her, put her head down and walked quickly ahead. She was a private woman who I respectfully never would have approached. The fact that no one knew of her long term illness and the announcement of no funeral by her family reflect just how private she was unlike many, sex taped, tell all, photo pimping of their children, publicity seeking, celebs today. Jill Clayburgh was a class act.
Applauds this post. "An Unmarried Woman" remains my favorite of her movies as well. She seemed a total class act in her private life.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 05:05 AM
 
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What an unfortunate surprise to read this.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 05:11 AM
 
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She was fairly recently in a film called "Running With Scissors" from 2006. It's a good one. Kind of a dark comedy. It's one of my favorite movies. She was so good in that. I love how she played opposite Annette Bening - an attractive middle-aged woman. Kind of what she was 20/30 years ago. I love the dialogue she says to Annette in one scene, "I'm not as pretty as you." It's just ironic - and good acting! - because at one time that's what Jill Clayburgh was known for. She was known for playing very strong, beautiful female leads. It was cool that she had put in enough years in the business, she could of step aside and play a frumpier older character alongside a younger woman whose role she probably would've had a couple decades ago.

I had no idea she'd battled leukemia for 20 years. That is awful. But she obviously made the most of her life. She probably prolonged with a positive attitude.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Orlando, Florida
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Incredible her having leukemia for so many years and still being active in so many roles.
I didn't know....so thanks for posting this.
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Unread 11-07-2010, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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She was fairly recently in a film called "Running With Scissors" from 2006. It's a good one. Kind of a dark comedy. It's one of my favorite movies. She was so good in that.
I saw that movie. Can't say I liked it very much, but there's no question that her acting was phenomenal in that role.
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Incredible her having leukemia for so many years and still being active in so many roles.

I didn't know....so thanks for posting this.
Not that I like being the bearer of bad news, but you're welcome.
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