Appreciating Jill Clayburgh
Times film critic Betsy Sharkey offers an appreciation of actress Jill Clayburgh, who died Friday of leukemia at age 66.
Clayburgh, twice nominated for an Academy Award, portrayed characters that were "flawed, vulnerable, feisty, funny, sometimes steely and always smart." Sharkey wrote.
"They were a better, more beautiful version of what many of us wanted to be, but only slightly. Like everything else about Clayburgh, her beauty was subtle, never showy."
-- Keith Thursby
Photo: Jill Clayburgh with Alan Bates in the 1978 film "An Unmarried Woman."