Jill Clayburgh Dies


Nov. 6 2010, Published 4:30 a.m. ET

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Jill Clayburgh, who starred in the most classic woman-coming-into-her-own roles of the 1970s and 80s, died Friday, has learned.

The actress, 66, died at the Connecticut home she shared with her husband of 32 years, acclaimed playwright David Rabe.

Clayburgh is best known for her starring roles in An Unmarried Woman and Starting Over. She also made numerous TV appearances in series like Law & Order and Nip/Tuck.

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Only her closest friends and family, including her Broadway star daughter Lily Rabe, knew that Clayburgh had battled leukemia for two decades.

Lily is soon to open in a new production of A Merchant of Venice opposite Al Pacino.

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