Saturday, November 06, 2010

i liked her a great deal

i especially liked her voice and her smile. she was a damn fine actress

Movie star Jill Clayburgh dies at 66
Washington Post Staff Writer  

Jill Clayburgh, 66, a veteran movie, stage and television performer who described herself as shy but was known for portraying the strengths as well as the vulnerabilities of modern women in a way that won her a large and loyal following, died Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn.
Her husband, playwright David Rabe, told the Associated Press that she had suffered for 21 years from chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Adept at demonstrating both intelligence and emotional texture, she was regarded as one of the first film figures to bring depth and subtlety to roles that reflected the sensibilities and attitudes of the growing women's movement................

Jill Clayburgh Dies at 66; Starred in Feminist Roles

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.
Ms. Clayburgh, who began her career in films and on Broadway in the late 1960s, was among the first generation of young actresses — including Ellen Burstyn, Carrie Snodgress and Marsha Mason — who regularly portrayed characters sprung from the new feminist ethos: smart, capable and gritty, sometimes neurotic, but no less glamorous for all that............
pic: Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times
Jill Clayburgh in 2002. More Photos »

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