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RIP Jill Clayburgh

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by ifilus, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. ifilus

    ifilus Active Member

    Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress known for portraying strong, independent women, died on Friday at her home in Lakeville, Conn. She was 66.

    The cause was chronic leukemia, with which she had lived for 21 years, her husband, the playwright David Rabe, said.

  2. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Damn. She was hot in Silver Streak, among other flicks. Sad to hear this. Seemed a classy dame.
  3. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Re: RIP Jill Clayburgh

    An icon of the Me Decade and a portrayer of women trying to deal with the new feminine landscape. R.I.P.
  4. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    She was a classic chick. Loved her in Silver Streak, Semi-Tough, Dirty Sexy Money. RIP.
  5. TwoGloves

    TwoGloves Well-Known Member

    Damn, too many people from my childhood seem to be dying lately. Makes me feel old.
  6. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    Burt and Kris sure loved her in Semi-Tough. RIP.
  7. Colton

    Colton Active Member

    Couldn't have said it better, Dan. Thank you.

    RIP to a fine actress.
  8. Liut

    Liut Well-Known Member

    Agreed. I believe her "An Unmarried Woman" colleague Cliff Gorman died of leukemia, too. RIP.
  9. exmediahack

    exmediahack Well-Known Member

    Loved her in "Starting Over", from 1979, where Burt Reynolds was her new flame.
  10. Twoback

    Twoback Active Member

    You know what blows?
    Important stuff like this will never make the cut on the "entertainment" shows.
    Too interested in what Kim Kardashian is wearing, or whatever.
    Jill Clayburgh was a huge star in the 70s, and deservedly so. Fabulous actress.
  11. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Good actress but never thought she fit the bill of Barbara Jane Bookman that Dan Jenkins described.
  12. shockey

    shockey Active Member

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