Ann Frances Lebowitz was born on the 27th October 1950, in Morristown, New Jersey USA, of Jewish ancestry. She is a writer, well known for her sharp social commentary on American lifestyle seen through the sensitivity of a New Yorker. Some literary critics consider her as a modern prototype of the author/poet Dorothy Parker. Fran Lebowitz has been active in the industry since 1978.
How much is the net worth of Fran Lebowitz? It has been reported that the overall size of her wealth is as much as $4 million, as of the data presented in mid-2016.
Fran Lebowitz Net Worth $4 Million
To start with, Fran was raised in a religious household, but after being expelled from secondary school and eventully receiving a GED, she worked in various unusual jobs until she was hired as a columnist by Andy Warhol for the magazine Interview. Later, she worked a brief period for the magazine “Mademoiselle”. Later, writing evolved into a very successful career which added huge sums to the total size of Fran Lebowitz’s net worth.
Concerning her career as the author, her first book was a collection of essays entitled “Metropolitan Life”. published in 1978. In 1981, she published a book of comedy essays entitled “Social Studies”. Both were released in conjunction with a new introductory essay in the book “The Fran Lebowitz Reader” (1994). The same year, her book for children “Mr. Chas and Lisa Sue Meet the Pandas” was released. For more than two decades she has been writing “Exterior Signs of Wealth”, a delayed novel about millionaires who want to be artists and artists who want to be millionaires. Another book, which is also unfinished, is entitled “Progress”. Overall, all the above mentioned books have added sums to the outright size of Fran Lebowitz net worth.
Moreover, Lebowitz has increased her wealth appearing in the mass media. To give examples, as a guest star she participated in the early days of the program “Late Night with David Letterman”, and played the role of Judge Janice Goldberg in episodes of the popular television series “Law & Order” (2001 – 2007). At the end of 2007 she was nominated as one of the most elegant women of the year by the magazine Vanity Fair; more, she was inducted into the Annual International Best Dressed List. She is also known for her activism on behalf of the rights of smokers.
At the end of 2010 HBO premiered a documentary about Lebowitz directed by Martin Scorsese, which included several night scenes in the bar “Waverly Inn” in New York, the favourite of both Lebowitz and Scorsese. The aforementioned documentary was nominated for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Documentary. Additionally, she starred in the feature film “The Wolf of Wall Street” (2013) also directed by Martin Scorsese. In 2014, she landed a guest star role in the film “River of Fundament”.
Finally, in the personal life of the writer, she is still single, and is openly gay. Fran Lebowitz resides in New York City, USA.
She was nominated for the 2016 New Jersey Hall of Fame in the Arts and Letters category.
Does not own a cell phone or a computer.
She was nominated for the 2015 New Jersey Hall of Fame for her services to Arts and Literature.
Is a huge fan of "Law & Order". She visited the set one day and asked for a role on the show. The producers cast her in the (semi-recurring) role of Judge Janice Goldberg.
Celebrated humorist/essayist. Her first collection of satirical essays, "Metropolitan Life," was a huge success; critics compared her to Dorothy Parker and H. L. Mencken. Was expelled from high school; earned a general equivalency diploma. Her quick wit gave her entry into New York City's "inner circle" which included a friendship with artist Andy Warhol. Warhol's support opened the door for her writing career, where she first worked as a film critic.
When I arrived in New York in 1969, gay bars were illegal, in back rooms, but you could smoke in them. Now gay bars have plate-glass windows, they have valet parking, people sit in the windows, but you have to go outside to smoke.
Do you think gay marriage is progress? Are you kidding me? This was one of the good things about being gay. I am stunned that the two greatest desires apparently of people involved in the gay rights movement are gay marriage and gays on the military. Really? To me these are the the two most confining institutions on the planet: people used to pretend to be gay to get out of going into the army.
On imagination: Original thought is like original sin: both happened before you were born to people who could not possibly have met.
On work: It is not true that there is dignity in all work. Some jobs are definitely better than others.
On strategy: Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
Being a woman is of special interest to aspiring male transexuals. To actual women it is simply a good excuse not to play football.
All God's children are not beautiful. Most of God's children are, in fact, barely presentable.
In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.
Great people talk about ideas, average people talk about things, and small people talk about wine.
My favorite animal is steak.
Spilling your guts is exactly as charming as it sounds.
(Advice to parents)"Do not have your child's hair cut by a real hairdresser in a real hairdressing salon. He is, at this point, far too short to be exposed to contempt."
Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying.
I must take issue with the term 'a mere child,' for it has been my invariable experience that the company of a mere child is infinitely preferable to that of a mere adult.
No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
Special-interest publications should realize that if they are attracting enough advertising and readers to make a profit, the interest is not so special.
Success didn't spoil me, I've always been insufferable.