Actress Jill Clayburgh, star of such classic films as 'An Unmarried Woman,' died Friday after a 21-year battle with chronic leukemia, the NY Times reports. She was 66.

According to the report, Clayburgh died at her home in Lakeville, Conn.

Clayburgh, who began her acting career in the '60s, was perhaps best known for her work in the 1978 film 'An Unmarried Woman,' in which she played a woman whose husband leaves her for another woman. The performance won raves from critics and earned Clayburgh her first of two Academy Award nominations.

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An Unmarried Woman
In Theaters on April 2, 2007

An attractive and well-to-do New Yorker, Erica Benton (Jill Clayburgh), finds her comfortable existence... Read More

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