- Category : Entertainment-Actor-Actress
- Type : MEG
- Profile : 2/4 - Hermit / Opportunist
- Definition : Split - Small (56)
- Incarnation Cross : RAX The Four Ways 4
American actress who was a minor player until 1979 when she got her big break in "Sugar Babies" on Broadway. This led to an '80s TV series entitled, "It's A Living," and other light-blonde roles. She was a show biz veteran, having played in "Gypsy," her first movie at age 11. She did a TV movie entitled, "Maria and the Mob," in late 1991 and tours with her musical act.
In 1976 she married a former sergeant of the Chicago Police Department, Andy Murcia, 34.
In January 1985, Jillian discovered a pea-sized lump in her left breast. By March of the same year, a mass had developed in her right breast with remarkably rapid growth. She had a radical double mastectomy, plus removal of the nodes. Since her surgery her roles have deepened and she has been a sympathetic spokes person for cancer prevention.
She and Murcia, both devout Catholics, were childless after 15 years of marriage. When she got pregnant in May 1991, it was called a miracle. Their son Andrew was born 2/03/1992.