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Glenda Jackson, who segued from being one of the most versatile and accomplished actresses of her generation to a more-than-two-decade career as a member of the UK's House of Commons, has passed away after a short illness.  She was 87.

Her film career ranged from art films such as “Marat/Sade," “Sunday Bloody Sunday” and "Women In Love" to Hollywood romantic comedies such as "A Touch of Class" (with George Segal) and "House Calls" (with Walter Matthau).  She also starred in the TV miniseries “Elizabeth R,” and onstage in plays ranging from  “Hedda Gabler" to  “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.”