Jill Clayburgh

Jill Clayburgh

About Jill Clayburgh

Jill Clayburgh (April 30, 1944 - November 5, 2010) was an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles in An Unmarried Woman (1978) and Starting Over (1979). Clayburgh was born in New York City, the daughter of Julia Louise, a theatrical production secretary for producer David Merrick, and Albert Henry 'Bill' Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive. Her paternal grandmother was concert and opera singer Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh. Clayburgh's father came from a wealthy Jewish family. She was raised on Manhattan's Upper East Side, where she attended the Brearley School. She then attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she decided that she wanted to be an actress. Clayburgh married screenwriter and playwright David Rabe in 1979.

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