|Jill Clayburgh (1944 - 2010)
Mrs. David Rabe (playwright/screenwriter)
|The Terminal Man (1974) [Angela Black]: Stabbed repeatedly by George Segal on top of a waterbed when he has a seizure.
Gable and Lombard (1976) [Carole Lombard]: Killed (off-screen) in a plane crash. The movie opens with James Brolin near the site of the crash, waiting for news; the rest of the movie proceeds in flashback, then returns to the crash site when a policeman informs James that there were no survivors.
Griffin and Phoenix: A Love Story (1976) [Sarah Phoenix]: Dies (off-screen) of leukemia; we last see her lying in bed in the hospital, followed by a scene of Peter Falk visiting her gravesite.
Saturday Night Live (Feb. 28, 1976) [Jill Carson/Isadora Duncan]: Dies in two sketches: (1) "Jill" is shot in the chest by John Belushi; she falls into Chevy Chase's arms. (2) "Isadora's" neck is snapped (off-camera) when her scarf gets caught in a door, we only hear her scream through the closed door. (Played for comic effect.)
Reason for Living: The Jill Ireland Story (1991) [Jill Ireland]: Presumably dies of breast cancer. (I haven't seen this, so I don't know whether it depicts her death or ends before that point.)
Honor Thy Father and Mother: The True Story of the Menendez Murders (1994) [Kitty Menendez]: Shot to death, along with James Farentino, by their sons (Billy Warlock and David Beron). (I haven't seen this, but I know the real-life case.) (See also Beverly D'Angelo in the competing 1994 TV-movie Menendez: A Killing in Beverly Hills.)