Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Jill Clayburgh RIP

Though most remembrances of Oscar-nominated actress Jill Clayburgh focused on her zeitgeist-defining moment as a late 70s divorcee in Paul Mazursky's An Unmarried Woman, I remember her fondly for her tough, smart, attractive yet vulnerable roles in films such as Semi-Tough or Silver Streak, or her turn as the first woman Supreme Court Justice in First Monday in October.

Not a conventional Hollywood beauty, Clayburgh managed to convey a plucky, sexy intelligence, a full range of urbane, humane emotion on screen, and a humor, generosity, compassion and good will that will be sorely missed -- and that's often when her co-star was Burt Reynolds!

RIP Ms. Clayburgh.


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GB said...

Silver Streak is one of my all time favorites. Top 12 for sure.

The Constant Complainer said...

May she RIP.