Oscar-nominated actress, who had impressed millions with her elegant acting talents, which led her from Broadway to movie stardom, died on November 5. It has been reported that stage and screen star Jill Clayburgh died at the age of 66 after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
Jill Clayburgh passed away at her home in Lakeville, Conn, surrounded by her family and brother. The news of Jill Clayburgh's severe illness spread when her actress daughter, Lily Rabe, missed performances of the current Broadway production "The Merchant of Venice".
The remarkable career of Jill Clayburgh is stretched through the decades, highlighted by her Oscar-nominated portrayal of a divorcee exploring her sexuality in the film "An Unmarried Woman" in 1978.
According to her husband, David Rabe, Jill Clayburgh struggled with the disease courageously and quietly.
Some of the most notable performances of Jill Clayburgh can be seen in "Hustling", "Silver Streak", "Semi-Tough", and "Starting Over". Jill Clayburgh is survived by actress daughter Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe and stepson, Jason Rabe.
As stated by David Rabe, there will be no funeral for Jill Clayburgh, but the family will have a memorial in about six months. However, no plans have been finalized yet.