Fashion Critic Will Pen Biography of Elaine Stritch

News   Fashion Critic Will Pen Biography of Elaine Stritch
 
Alexandra Jacobs, a fashion critic and feature writer for the New York Times, will pen a biography of Tony and Emmy Award winner Elaine Stritch, who passed away July 17, 2014, at age 89.

Elaine Stritch
Elaine Stritch Photo by Joseph Marzullo/WENN

Jacobs' proposal for the biography sold in an auction to Farrar, Straus & Giroux, according to capitalNewYork.com. The publishing deal is reportedly for $251,000-$499,000.

"I think I'm the only person in New York who not only never met Elaine Stritch, but never saw her perform live," Jacobs stated. "I'm frantically spinning that as an advantage because I feel like most people who interacted with her had a very strong reaction to her ... Since I never met her in the flesh, I lack any bias."

Broadway favorite Stritch was last on The Great White Way in the critically acclaimed revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music.

Read Playbill.com's obituary for Ms. Stritch here.

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