Actress Jill Clayburgh dead at 66

Nov 06, 2010 by Ian Evans

Jill Clayburgh, whose Hollywood and Broadway career included an Oscar-nominated role in 1978’s An Unmarried Woman,” died Friday at the age of 66.

Clayburgh’s husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, said his wife died after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia and was surrounded by family and friends.

Clayburgh also earned an Oscar® nomination for her role in Starting Over opposite Burt Reynolds. She also received two Emmy nominations, one for her role in the 1975 TV movie Hustling and one for her guest role in FX’s Nip/Tuck.