Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz was born on October 27, 1950 and raised in Morristown, New Jersey. Fran Lebowitz is of Jewish descent and it is Judd Hirsch second cousin. After getting expelled from high school and receiving a GED, Fran Lebowitz worked many strange jobs before being hired by Andy Warhol as a columnist for Interview.
After this she had a stint at Mademoiselle. Her first book is a collection of essays called Metropolitan Life, released in 1978, followed by Social Studies in 1981, and both are collected with a new introductory essay in The Fran Lebowitz Reader.
For more than twenty years, Fran Lebowitz has been famous in part for not writing Exterior Signs of Wealth, a long-overdue novel purportedly about rich people who want to be artists, and artists who want to be rich
. She also had several appearances on Late Night With David Letterman during the early part of its run. Recently she has made recurring appearances as Judge Janice Goldberg on the television drama Law & Order. Fran Lebowitz, herself a heavy smoker, is known for her advocacy of smokers' rights.
On November 17, 2010, Fran Lebowitz made a return appearance on Late Show With David Letterman after a 16-year absence. She discussed her years-long writer's block, which she jokingly referred to as "writer's blockade". On November 22, 2010, HBO debuted a documentary about her entitled Public Speaking, directed by Martin Scorsese, that consisted of interviews and clips from speaking engagements.
Fran Lebowitz is best known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York sensibilities. Some reviewers have named her a modern-day Dorothy Parker.
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In September 2007, Fran Lebowitz was named one of the year's most stylish women in Vanity Fair's 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List, and she is known to sport tailored suits by the Savile Row tailor Anderson & Sheppard.
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