On January 9, 1928, novelist Judith Tarcher Krantz was born in New York City. She attended Wellesley College and was a classmate of Barbara Walters (who eventually introduced "Judy" to her husband Steve Krantz).
After graduating from college she wrote for various magazines before publishing her first novel, Scruples [F KRA], in 1978. Krantz's last novel, The Jewels of Tessa Kent [F KRA], was published twenty years later. In total she wrote ten novels and five of them were adapted into television miniseries.
Happy 89th Birthday, Judith Krantz!