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Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress
Jill Clayburgh dies at 66; Oscar-nominated actress

Jill Clayburgh, whose Broadway and Hollywood acting career was highlighted by her Oscar-nominated roles in the 1970s films "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over," died Friday. She was 66.Her husband, Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe, said she died after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. She was surrounded by her family when she died at her home in Lakeville, Conn., he said.She dealt with the disease courageously, quietly and privately, Rabe said, and conducted herself with enormous grace "and made it into an opportunity for her children to grow and be human."In "An Unmarried Woman" (1978), directed by Paul Mazursky, Clayburgh starred opposite Alan Bates...

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