Judith Krantz

Judith Krantz

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Jun 2019 (aged 91)
Bel Air, Los Angeles County, California, USA
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Memorial ID 200430579 · View Source
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Author. Best selling romance novelist whose popular novels were made into television miniseries. Born Judith Tarcher, she grew up in New York City. She graduated from Birch Wathen Lenox School at the age of 16 and enrolled at Wellesley College in Massachusetts. After graduating in 1948, she moved to Paris where she worked in fashion public relations and met celebrities like Marlene Dietrich and Orson Welles. The following year she returned to New York to write for Good Housekeeping and was later promoted to fashion editor. In 1953 while attending a Fourth of July party with her high school friend Barbara Walters, she met her husband Steve Krantz, film and television producer. After the birth of their son, she gave up her career to stay home and write freelance articles for McCall's, Ladies Home Journal, MacLean's, and Cosmopolitan. In 1978, she wrote her first novel, "Scruples," which was made into a television miniseries in 1980. It made the New York Times bestseller list and was followed by "Princess Daisy" in 1980. Because of the success of "Scruples," she received $5 million prior to the second novel's publication and $3.2 million for the paperback rights. Her next two novels, "Mistral's Daughter" and "I'll Take Manhattan" were also bestsellers. She wrote a total of ten fiction novels and one non-fiction book. Seven of those novels were made into television films or miniseries. Over 80 million copies of her books have been printed in 50 languages. She also wrote the original television miniseries Judith Krantz's "Secrets" in 1992. She died at her home in Bel Air, Los Angeles, California of natural causes.

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