Legendary actress Jill Clayburgh, mom to actress Lily Rabe lost her 21 year battle with lymphocytic leukemia on Friday. According to the AP, the actress was surrounded by her family and her brother when she passed away at home at the age of 66.
Her husband, Dave Rabe, said she dealt with the disease courageously, quietly and privately, and conducted herself with enormous grace and made it into an opportunity for her children to grow and be human.”
Jill Clayburgh had a rich career spanning both Broadway and Hollywood, winning a best actress Oscar for her role in 1978’s An Unmarried Woman’. She was also a multiple Golden Globe and Emmy Award nominee.
According to the AP, Jill Clayburgh is survived by her children actress Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe and stepson Jason Rabe.
Her husband has stated that there will be no funeral and that there will be a memorial planned for a future time.
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