Saturday, November 06, 2010

Jill Clayburgh, R. I. P.

Jill Clayburgh, Oscar-Nominated Actress, Dies at 66 - "Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.

The cause was chronic leukemia, with which she had lived for 21 years, her husband, the playwright David Rabe, said."


George said...

Jill Clayburgh was always one of my favorite actresses. I was saddened by her losing battle with illness. And she seems to young to depart this soon. I'll miss her.

Elizabeth Foxwell said...

I met her once, backstage after a production of Noel Coward's "Design for Living." (She played the Lynn Fontanne role.) She was very gracious.

Todd Mason said...

And, as the first month my family had cable (July 1979) AN UNMARRIED WOMAN and SILVER STREAK were endlessly rerun, I was aware not only of her talent but eminently aware of her sexiness...I was definitely at the right age to appreciate that, as well (not that there's been a wrong age since some years before that).

Bill, you were missed at the DAMN NEAR DEAD II panel at NoirCon. Though, of course, not the only missed presence.

Unknown said...

Sure wish I could've been there. Glad you got to go.