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Actress Jill Clayburgh Dies

by Jean Bentley, posted Nov 6th 2010 12:00AM
Jill ClayburghTwo-time Oscar nominee Jill Clayburgh died Friday of complications from chronic leukemia, The New York Times reports. The 66-year-old struggled with the disease for more than two decades.

Clayburgh played family matriarch Letitia Darling on the ABC series 'Dirty Sexy Money,' which ran for two seasons and ended last year. She also recurred on the Fox hit 'Ally McBeal' as Ally's mother, Jeannie, and appeared in episodes of 'Frasier,' 'The Practice' and 'Nip/Tuck,' though was mostly known for her film and stage career.

The actress got her start starring in films and Broadway plays in the 1960s, and was Oscar nominated for her portrayals of a New Yorker whose husband leaves her in 'An Unmarried Woman' and a teacher who begins a relationship with a recently divorced man in 'Starting Over.'

Clayburgh can be seen in the drama 'Love and Other Drugs,' starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway, opening Nov. 24.

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A memorial site was created for Jill Clayburgh! Honor her memory by contributing to her memorial site http://jillclayburgh.people2remember.com/

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