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Jill Clayburgh ACTOR


Jill Clayburgh was born on April 30th, 1944 in New York City, New York, born to Julia and Albert Clayburgh.  She was born into a very wealthy family and received her early years education at such schools as, the Brearley School and Sarah Lawrence College.
While enrolled in the College, she began to develop an interest for acting and decided she wanted to pursue a career as an actress.  She first started out as a stage actress by joining the Charles Street Repertory Theater in Boston.
After gaining some experience there she made the big move to New York City and studied drama at the HB Studio in Greenwich Village.  Soon she was appearing on Broadway in such productions as, "The Rothschild" and "Pippin". 
By the early 1970's, Clayburgh had broken into the film industry and was appearing on the big screen in such features as, "Portnay's Complaint" (1972), "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), "Starting Over" (1979) a role for which she was nominated for an Academy Award and "I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can" (1982).
Her career lasted thirty years in the industry and she had a huge fan following, however as her career progressed she continued working but the roles were never to the level of her earlier career choices.  She began to turn her focus towards television and made appearances on such series as, "Maude" and "The Rockford Files" (both 1974), "Ally McBeal" (1999-2001), "The Practice" (2004), "Nip/Tuck" (2004) and "Dirty Sexy Money" (2007-2009).
She also appeared in a variety of television movies such as, "Who Gets the Friends?" (1988), "Unspeakable Acts" (1990), "Trial: The Price of Passion" (1992), "Sins of the Mind" (1997) and "Crowned and Dangerous" (1997).
Although she had been diagnosed with leukemia, she continued to work in the industry up until her passing.  Her final roles were in, "Love and Other Drugs" (2010) and "Bridesmaids" (2011).  "Love and Other Drugs" was dedicated in her memory after she passed away on November 5th, 2010 in Lakeville, Connecticut after suffering from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.  Her remains were cremated and her ashes left with her family.  
She left behind her only husband, David Rabe whom she wed in 1979 and their two children, Michael and Lily Rabe. 


2011 Bridesmaids
2010 Love and Other Drugs 
2007-2009 Dirty Sexy Money 
2009 Untitled Family Pilot
2006 Running with Scissors 
2004 Nip/Tuck 
2004 The Practice
2003 Phenomenon II 
2002 Leap of Faith 
2002 Untitled Eric Gilliland Project
2001 Falling 
1999-2001 Ally McBeal 
2001 Never Again
2000 The Only Living Boy in New York
1999 My Little Assassin 
1999 Everything's Relative
1998 Trinity 
1998 Frasier 
1998 Law & Order 
1997 Crowned and Dangerous 
1997 Sins of the Mind 
1997 When Innocence Is Lost 
1997 Fools Rush In 
1997 Going All the Way 
1995 The Face on the Milk Carton 
1994 For the Love of Nancy 
1994 Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders 
1993 Eligible Dentist
1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland 
1993 Naked in New York 
1992 Lincoln 
1992 Le Grand Pardon II
1992 Rich in Love
1992 Whispers in the Dark 
1992 Trial: The Price of Passion 
1991 Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story
1991 Pretty Hattie's Baby
1990 Unspeakable Acts 
1990 Beyond the Ocean
1989 Fear Stalk
1988 Who Gets the Friends? 
1987 Shy People
1986 Where Are the Children? 1986 Miles to Go... 
1983 Hanna K.
1982 I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can 
1981 First Monday in October 
1980 It's My Turn 
1979 Starting Over 
1979 Luna
1978 An Unmarried Woman
1977 Semi-Tough 
1976 Silver Streak
1976 Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story
1976 Gable and Lombard 
1975 The Art of Crime 
1975 Hustling
1974 The Rockford Files
1974 Maude
1974 The Terminal Man
1974 Medical Center
1973 CBS Daytime 90 
1973 Going Places
1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner
1972 The Snoop Sisters 
1972 Portnoy's Complaint
1971 The Telephone Book 
1969-1970 Search for Tomorrow 
1969 The Wedding Party
1969 The Choice
1968 N.Y.P.D.

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