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Jill Clayburgh (1944–2010)

It came as no surprise to film aficionados when, in 1999, Entertainment Weekly named Jill Clayburgh on its list of Hollywood's 25 Greatest Actresses. For decades, she delivered stellar performances in a wide variety of roles. Jill Clayburgh was born in 1944 in New York City, into a wealthy family, the daughter of Julia Louise (Dorr), an actress and... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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 2009 Untitled Family Pilot (TV Movie)
 2004 Nip/Tuck (TV Series)
Bobbi Broderick
- Naomi Gaines (2004) ... Bobbi Broderick
- Bobbi Broderick (2004) ... Bobbi Broderick
 2004 The Practice (TV Series)
Victoria Stewart
- Mr. Shore Goes to Town (2004) ... Victoria Stewart
- Pre-Trial Blues (2004) ... Victoria Stewart
- Going Home (2004) ... Victoria Stewart
 2003 Phenomenon II (TV Movie)
Norma Malley
 2002 Leap of Faith (TV Series)
Cricket Wardwell
- Carmic Behavior (2002) ... Cricket Wardwell
- The Baby Snugglers (2002) ... Cricket Wardwell
- Peeps (2002) ... Cricket Wardwell
- The Balls Game (2002) ... Cricket Wardwell
- Whole in One (2002) ... Cricket Wardwell
 2001 Falling
 1999-2001 Ally McBeal (TV Series)
Jeannie McBeal
- The Wedding (2001) ... Jeannie McBeal
- Home Again (2001) ... Jeannie McBeal
- Ally McBeal: The Musical, Almost (2000) ... Jeannie McBeal
- Troubled Water (1999) ... Jeannie McBeal
 2001 Never Again
 2000 The Only Living Boy in New York (TV Movie)
 1999 My Little Assassin (TV Movie)
Alice Lorenz
 1999 Everything's Relative (TV Series)
Mickey Gorelick
- Just My Luck (1999) ... Mickey Gorelick
- City of Flies (1999) ... Mickey Gorelick
- Prisoner of Love (1999) ... Mickey Gorelick
- Where the Son Doesn't Shine (1999) ... Mickey Gorelick
 1998 Frasier (TV Series)
- The Perfect Guy (1998) ... Marie (voice)
 1998 Law & Order (TV Series)
Sheila Atkins
- Divorce (1998) ... Sheila Atkins
 1997 Crowned and Dangerous (TV Movie)
Cathy Stevens
 1997 Sins of the Mind (TV Movie)
 1997 When Innocence Is Lost (TV Movie)
Susan French
 1997 Fools Rush In
Nan Whitman
 1997 Going All the Way
Alma Burns
 1995 The Face on the Milk Carton (TV Movie)
Miranda Jessmon
 1994 For the Love of Nancy (TV Movie)
Sally Walsh
 1993 Eligible Dentist (TV Movie)
 1993 Firestorm: 72 Hours in Oakland (TV Movie)
Anneliese Osborn
 1993 Naked in New York
Shirley, Jake's Mother
 1992 Lincoln (TV Movie)
Emilie Todd Helm (voice)
 1992 Le Grand Pardon II
Sally White
 1992 Whispers in the Dark
Sarah Green
 1992 Trial: The Price of Passion (TV Movie)
Judge Louise Parker
 1991 Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (TV Movie)
Jill Ireland
 1990 Beyond the Ocean
 1990 Unspeakable Acts (TV Movie)
Laurie Braga
 1989 Fear Stalk (TV Movie)
Alexandra Maynard
 1988 Who Gets the Friends? (TV Movie)
Vikki Baron
 1987 Shy People
 1986 Where Are the Children?
Nancy Holder Eldridge
 1986 Miles to Go... (TV Movie)
Moira Browning
 1981 First Monday in October
Ruth Loomis
 1980 It's My Turn
Kate Gunzinger
 1979 Luna
Caterina Silveri
 1976 Silver Streak
 1976 Griffin and Phoenix (TV Movie)
Sarah Phoenix
 1975 The Art of Crime (TV Movie)
 1975 Hustling (TV Movie)
 1974 The Rockford Files (TV Series)
Marilyn Polonski
- The Big Ripoff (1974) ... Marilyn Polonski
 1974 Maude (TV Series)
- Walter's Heart Attack (1974) ... Adele
 1974 The Terminal Man
Angela Black
 1974 Medical Center (TV Series)
- Choice of Evils (1974) ... Beverly
 1973 CBS Daytime 90 (TV Series)
Laurie Robbins
- Tiger on a Chain (1973) ... Laurie Robbins
 1973 Going Places (TV Short)
 1973 The Thief Who Came to Dinner
Jackie Johnson
 1972 The Snoop Sisters (TV Series)
Mary Nero
- The Female Instinct (1972) ... Mary Nero
 1972 Portnoy's Complaint
 1971 The Telephone Book
 1969 The Wedding Party
 1969 The Choice (TV Movie)
 1968 N.Y.P.D. (TV Series)
Woman in Park
- Deadly Circle of Violence (1968) ... Woman in Park
 1951 Search for Tomorrow (TV Series)
Grace Bolton (1969-1970)
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"Pippin," musical comedy; book by Roger O. Hirson [Uncredited] and Bob Fosse; music by Stephen Schwartz; lyrics by Stephen Schwartz; musical direction by Stanley Lebowsky; music orchestrated by Ralph Burns; dance arrangements by John Berkman; directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse; with Eric Berry (as "Charles"), Jill Clayburgh... See more »

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1 Interview | 1 Article | 5 Pictorials | 3 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


5' 8" (1.73 m)

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I guess people look at me and they think I'm a ladylike character, but it's not what I do best. I do best with characters who are coming apart at the seams. See more »


She was among the first generation of 70s actresses - including Jane Fonda, Ellen Burstyn, Diane Keaton, Carrie Snodgress and Marsha Mason - who was known for portraying characters sprung from the New Age feminism era -- smart independent, capable, but often times neurotic. Jill's film decline coincided with the conservative Reagan administration and a loss of interest in the feminist movement. See more »

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