Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh

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Star of the stage and screen, Jill Clayburgh passed away yesterday, November 5, at the age of 66. Clayburgh lost a 21 year battle with chronic leukemia. Clayburgh is survived by her husband, playwright David Rabe, and her daughter, Lily Rabe, who is currently starring in the Broadway production of "The Merchant of Venice."

Clayburgh was born in New York City, and appeared in numerous Broadway productions in the 1960s and 1970s, including The Rothschilds and Pippin. Clayburgh made her screen debut in The Wedding Party, filmed in 1963 but not released until six years later, and gained attention with roles such as that of Gene Wilder's love interest in the 1976 comedy-mystery Silver Streak, co-starring Richard Pryor.

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for 1978's An Unmarried Woman, for which she won the "Best Actress Award" at the Cannes Film Festival, and for 1979's Starting Over, a comedy with Burt Reynolds. She also receivEd Strong notices for a dramatic performance in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can.

Her other films include Portnoy's Complaint, Gable and Lombard, as a pro football team owner's daughter in Semi-Tough, as a mathematician in It's My Turn, as a conservative Supreme Court justice in First Monday in October and in La Luna, a controversial role in Bernardo Bertolucci's critically panned film.

In 2006, she appeared on Broadway in Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park with Patrick Wilson and Amanda Peet; she played Peet's mother, a role originated by Mildred Natwick. She also returned to the screen as a therapist's eccentric wife in the all-star ensemble dramedy Running With Scissors.

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Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "EVERYDAY RAPTURE" - April 29, 2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh with Augusten Burroughs attending "EVERYDAY RAPTURE" - April 29, 2010

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Jill Clayburgh attending "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" - 6/21/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "THE MERCHANT OF VENICE" - 6/21/2010

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Jill Clayburgh with daughter Lily Rabe attending "ENRON"

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh with Lily Rabe attending "A Behanding in Spokane" - 3/4/2010

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Lily Rabe, Jill Clayburgh & attending "THE PRIDE" - 2/16/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Lily Rabe, Jill Clayburgh & attending "THE PRIDE" - 2/16/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Lily Rabe, Jill Clayburgh & David Rabe attending ""THE PRIDE" - 2/16/2010

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Jill Clayburgh attending The New Group 2010 Gala Benefit - 1/25/2010

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe & Jill Clayburgh attending The New Group 2010 Gala Benefit

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Jill Clayburgh attending "After Miss Julie" 10/22/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "After Miss Julie" 10/22/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Michael Rabe attending "After Miss Julie" 10/22/2009

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Lily Rabe & Jill Clayburgh attending "HAIR" - 3/31/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Lily Rabe & Jill Clayburgh attending "HAIR" - 3/31/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "HAIR" - 3/31/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "HAIR" - 3/31/2009

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Jill Clayburgh attending "DISTRACTED" - 3/4/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "THE AMERICAN PLAY"- 1/22/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Patricia Clarkson attending "THE AMERICAN PLAY"- 1/22/2009

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending the The 73rd Annual Drama League Awards - 5/11/2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Lily Rabe attending "110 in the Shade" - 5/9/2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending the 22nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - 5/7/2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending the 22nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards - 5/7/2007

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Jill Clayburgh attending "INHERIT THE WIND" - 4/12/2007

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "FESTEN" - 4/9/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "FESTEN" - 4/9/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending "FESTEN" - 4/9/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Lily Rabe attending "FESTEN" - 4/9/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Lily Rabe attending "FESTEN" - 4/9/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending A One Night Only Celebration of Roundabout's 40th Anniversary! - 4/3/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Todd Haimes & Jill Clayburgh attending A One Night Only Celebration of Roundabout's 40th Anniversary! - 4/3/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh on the Opening Night "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"- 2/16/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh on the Opening Night "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"- 2/16/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh, Patrick Wilson, Amanda Peet and Tony Roberts on the Opening Night "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"- 2/16/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Amanda Peet on the Opening Night "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"- 2/16/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Amanda Peet on the Opening Night "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK"- 2/16/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Tony Roberts "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK" Meet & Greet - 1/12/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Tony Roberts "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK" Meet & Greet - 1/12/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Tony Roberts, Amanda Peet, Patrick Wilson & Jill Clayburgh "BAREFOOT IN THE PARK" Meet & Greet - 1/12/2006

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh Marquee - "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY" - 10/6/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY"- 8/25/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY"- 8/25/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Richard Thomas "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY"- 8/25/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Dough Hughes, Jill Clayburgh & Richard Thomas "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY"- 8/25/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & Matthew Morrison "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY"- 8/25/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh & David Rabe attending 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards - 5/22/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh attending 50th Annual Drama Desk Awards - 5/22/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh
Jill Clayburgh Marquee - "A NAKED GIRL ON THE APPIAN WAY" - 10/6/2005

Photo Coverage: Remembering Jill Clayburgh



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Walter McBride As a 14 year old youth, Walter was transfixed by his first Broadway Show, the original production of 'GREASE'. His Journey to celebrity photojournalism began that fateful night. Meeting, photographing and getting to know the cast inspired him to spend his professional life doing what he loved. Walter moved to Manhattan and for a leading role as a Photographer & Photo Researcher. Currently headlining in New Jersey with his partner Richard and family members Dali (Jack Russell) & Gala (Schnoodle). Recently he made his Broadway debut sharing the stage with Hugh Jackman in 'Hugh Jackman on Broadway' as well as receiving the Actors' Equity Association Gypsy Spirit Award. Walter McBride Photography is syndicated worldwide by Corbis/AP.