Apr. 30, 1944 New York New York County (Manhattan) New York, USA
Nov. 5, 2010 Lakeville Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
Actress. A star of both the large and small screens, she was twice nominated for the Academy Award as Best Actress. Raised in an upper class Manhattan family, she received a degree in theater from Sarah Lawrence College in 1966, then after appearing with Boston's Charles Street Repertory Theater made her 1968 Broadway debut in "The Sudden & Accidental Re-Education of Horse Johnson" with Jack Klugman. First seen on the silver screen in 1969's "The Wedding Party", she had numerous movie roles from the 1970s on, being seen in "Portnoy's Complaint" (1972) and as Carole Lombard, with James Brolin as Clark Gable, in 1974's "Gable and Lombard" before earning a BAFTA Award, a Best Actress Award at Cannes, and an Oscar nomination for her portrayal of Erica in the 1978 "An Unmarried Woman". Jill received another Oscar nod in 1979 for her turn as Marilyn Homberg in "Starting Over" as well as a 1981 Golden Globe for her performance in "First Friday in October"; she had a number of Broadway roles over the years, last being seen on the Great White Way in a 2006 production of "Barefoot in the Park". Her television credits were many, among them "The Practice", "Law & Order", and a much praised Letitia Darling in ABC's 2007-2009 "Dirty Sexy Money". In 1999, "Entertainment Weekly" named her one of Hollywood's 25 greatest actresses. Jill's final film, "Love and Other Things", was in production at her death from chronic leukemia with which she had been ill for over twenty years. (bio by: Bob Hufford)
Burial: Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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