Jill Clayburgh

Born Apr 30, 1944

Jill Clayburgh was an American actress. She received Academy Award nominations for her roles in An Unmarried Woman (1978) and Starting Over (1979).

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1944 Birth Born on April 30, 1944.


1963 19 Years Old Clayburgh made her screen debut in The Wedding Party, filmed in 1963 but not released until six years later, and gained attention with roles such as the love interest of Gene Wilder's character in the 1976 comedy-mystery Silver Streak, co-starring Richard Pryor. … Read More


1968 24 Years Old 1 More Event
Clayburgh made her Broadway debut in 1968 and went on to star in the original Broadway productions of the musicals The Rothschilds (1970) and Pippin (1972). … Read More
1972 28 Years Old She went on to appear in numerous Broadway productions in the 1970s and 1980s, including the musicals The Rothschilds in 1972 and Pippin in 1975.


1975 31 Years Old Television audiences know Clayburgh from numerous roles in series and movies including Search For Tomorrow, Law & Order, The Practice and as Ally McBeals mother. She received Emmy Award nominations for her work in the made-for-television movie Hustling in 1975 and for guest appearances in the series Nip/Tuck in 2005.
1978 34 Years Old 1 More Event
…  She won Best Actress at the Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman, and received a second Best Actress Academy Award nomination for the 1979 film Starting Over.


2006 62 Years Old In 2006, she appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park with Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet; she played Peet's mother, a role originated by Mildred Natwick. … Read More
2010 66 Years Old 1 More Event
Clayburgh had chronic lymphocytic leukemia for more than 20 years before dying from the disease at her home in Lakeville, Connecticut, on November 5, 2010. The movie Love & Other Drugs was dedicated to her memory. The 2011 film Bridesmaids was Clayburgh's final film appearance. Clayburgh married screenwriter and playwright David Rabe in 1979. … Read More
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