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Nov062010

Oscar-Nominated Actress Jill Clayburgh Dead at 66

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Jill Clayburgh, whose decades-long acting career took her to Broadway and Hollywood, has died after a 21-year battle with leukemia. She was 66.

An Oscar-nominated actress who starred on stage, television, and in film, Clayburgh received a nomination for An Unmarried Woman in 1978, and for Starting Over, a comedy with Burt Reynolds.

Clayburgh also appeared in the 1979 film It’s My Turn, as well as on television, with roles on Law & Order, The Practice, Nip/Tuck, and Ally McBeal.

She is survived by her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, and her three children.

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