Birth Name: Jill Clayburgh
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Death Place: Lakeville, Connecticut, USA
Born in New York City, NY on April 30, 1944, Clayburgh's mother was the production secretary to theatre impresario David Merrick, while her father, Albert Henry "Bill" Clayburgh, was a manufacturing executive. Clayburgh's childhood was a wealthy and privileged one; she attended the exclusive Brearley School and later Sarah Lawrence College, where she developed an interest in acting. While still an undergraduate, she made her film debut as a bride-to-be alongside a young Robert De Niro in "The Wedding Party" (1963), which also marked Brian De Palma's first credit as a director. The film was not released to theaters until 1969, when De Niro was beginning to gain notice for his theater and earl...
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