Jill Clayburgh

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Actress Jill Clayburgh had the beauty to play glamorous women, but she was drawn to characters who were, as she put it, “coming apart at the seams.”  She was nominated for an Oscar for her roles in “An Unmarried Woman” and “Starting Over.”  She died recently at the age of 66, from chronic leukemia (which she had dealt with for 21 years).

You can hear Jill Clayburgh’s interviews with Leonard Lopate from 2007 (when she joined Blair Brown to talk about starring in the play, “The Clean House”).

And then again, from 2009, when she and her husband, the playwright David Rabe, discussed life in a creative marriage.