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Happy Birthday To New Canaan’s Fran Lebowitz

Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz turns 64 on Monday.
Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz turns 64 on Monday.

NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Happy birthday To New Canaan’s Fran Lebowitz.

Frances Ann "Fran" Lebowitz, who has owned a home in New Canaan, turns 64 on Monday. The author and public speaker was born Oct. 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 is 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.

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