NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Fran Lebowitz!
Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz, who has owned a home in New Canaan, turns 63 on Sunday. The author and public speaker was, born October 27, 1950, in Morristown, N.J.
Lebowitz started her career as a columnist for Interview Magazine. She released her first book, a collection of essays titled Metropolitan Life, in 1978, followed by Social Studies in 1981, both of which are collected in The Fran Lebowitz Reader.
She has been famous, in part, for Exterior Signs of Wealth, a long-overdue, unfinished novel and also known for her sardonic social commentary on American life as filtered through her New York City sensibilities.
She was named one of the year's most stylish women in Vanity Fair's 68th Annual International Best-Dressed List in September 2007.
She also made several appearances on Late Night with David Letterman and a recurring role as Judge Janice Goldberg on the television drama Law & Order.
Her upcoming book, “Progress”, was first excerpted in Vanity Fair in 2004 and currently has a 2015 publication date.