Jill Clayburgh

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Jill Clayburgh (born April 30, 1944 in New York City) is an American actress of stage, motion pictures, and television. She attended Sarah Lawrence College, where she decided that she wanted to be an actress. She later joined the Charles Street Repetory Theater in Boston. She appeared in numerous Broadway productions in the 1960s, including The Rothschilds and Pippin.

Her first major film role came in 1972 in Portnoy's Complaint. She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for the 1978 film An Unmarried Woman, and in 1979 for Starting Over. She also received strong reviews for her performance in I'm Dancing as Fast as I Can.

In addition, her performance in An Unmarried Woman won her the "Best Actress Award" at the Cannes Film Festival.

Her other films include Gable And Lombard (where she played the screen legend Carole Lombard), Silver Streak, SemiTough, It's My Turn and First Monday in October.

She has been married to screenwriter and playwright David Rabe since 1979. They have two daughters, one of whom is actress Lily Rabe.

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