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“Mostly, you just get a call. You’re just sitting there going, ‘Oh, my God. I’m never going to work again. Oh, God. I’m too old. Maybe I should go and work for Howard Dean.’ And then it changes.”
Besides appearing in such movies as “I’m Dancing As Fast As I Can,” “Silver Streak” and “Running With Scissors,” Clayburgh’s Broadway credits include Noel Coward’s “Design for Living,” the original production of Tom Stoppard’s “Jumpers,” and the Tony Award-winning musicals “Pippin” and “The Rothschilds.”
Clayburgh’s work also stretched across TV. She most recently played the matriarch of the spoiled Darling family on ABC’s “Dirty Sexy Money.” She was nominated for two Emmys: for best actress in 1975 for portraying a prostitute in the TV film “Hustling” and for her guest turn as a vengeful plastic surgery patient on “Nip/Tuck” on FX in 2005. She also had a recurring role on “Ally McBeal” as McBeal’s mother.
Clayburgh will next be seen playing the mother of Jake Gyllenhaal’s character in the upcoming film “Love and Other Drugs.”
She is survived by three children, including actress Lily Rabe, Michael Rabe and stepson Jason Rabe.
There will be no funeral, Rabe said. The family will have a memorial in about six months, though plans have not been finalized.
Associated Press Entertainment Writer Derrik J. Lang contributed to this report from Los Angeles.
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