Rona Jaffe



Age: 74


Summary: novelist and writer whose 1958 novel The Best of Everything told the melodramatic story of four career girls torn between storybook romance and cutthroat corporate Manhattan (the book spent five months on the New York Times best-seller list and was made into a Hollywood movie), who later wrote 15 more popular books, several of which used the quartet-of-women narrative approach including The Last Chance (1976) and Class Reunion (1979), and who established the Rona Jaffe Foundations, which provides grants to emerging female writers.



Cause of Death: Cancer


Born: June 12, 1931


Died: December 30, 2005


Location: London, England