Monday, October 7, 2013
Jill Clayburgh 1944 - 2010
Jill Clayburgh suffered from chronic leukaemia for 21 years prior to her death in 2010. Upon her death, Jill was cremated and her ashes are in the custody of her family. She was among the first generation of 70s actresses and she was listed on Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses.
Clayburgh was born in New York City, the daughter of Julia Louise (née Dorr), a theatrical production secretary for producer David Merrick, and Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, a manufacturing executive. Her paternal grandmother was concert and opera singer Alma Lachenbruch Clayburgh.Clayburgh's father came from a wealthy, Jewish family.