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Kelley, Katherine

Born: 1942 AD
Currently alive, at 76 years of age.
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1942 – Katherine "Kitty" Kelley, born on the 4th of April in Spokane, Washingston. She is an American investigative journalist and author of several best-selling biographies of celebrities and politicians, most of them unauthorized.

1978 – Her first biography was Jackie Oh!, a life of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, which was written on the request of Lyle Stuart, an independent publishing maverick who promoted Kelley’s ‘Washington insider’ angle and launched the book into the New York Times Best Seller list, where it remained for three months in paperback.

1981 – The book was followed by Elizabeth Taylor: The Last Star, which was also a New York Times Best Seller in paperback and hardcover.

1986 – Her next book, His Way: The Unauthorized Biography of Frank Sinatra she discussed Sinatra’s tumultuous marriages, and alleged affairs and links to the Mob.

1991 – Published Nancy Reagan: The Unauthorized Biography. The book stated that the First Lady had been involved in White House trysts with Frank Sinatra, that she frequently relied on astrology, and that she had very poor relationship with her children.

       – She was herself the subject of a critical book, Poison Pen, by journalist George Carpozi, Jr.

1997 – In September, turned her attention to the British Royal Family in The Royals.

       – Her most recent book, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty, was published.

2006 – On December, Crown announced that it will publish a biography of Oprah Winfrey, written by her.

2007 – In March, The Los Angeles Times ran an op-ed by her.

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