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Actress Jill Clayburgh dies of leukemia at 66

November 5, 2010 |  7:18 pm

Jill Clayburgh, an Oscar-nominated actress who starred on Broadway, TV and in films including "An Unmarried Woman" and "Dirty Sexy Money," has died. She was 66.

Her husband, playwright David Rabe, said Clayburgh was surrounded by her family and brother when she died Friday morning at her home in Lakeville, Conn., after a 21-year battle with chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Rabe said his wife dealt with the disease courageously, quietly and privately.

She was nominated for Academy Awards for "An Unmarried Woman" and "Starting Over."

She is survived by three children, including actress Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe and stepson Jason Rabe.

Rabe said there will be no funeral. The family will have a memorial in about six months.

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-- Associated Press

Photo: Jill Clayburgh in 2002.

Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times