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Famed Restaurateur Elaine Kaufman Dies at 81

Elaine Kaufman, the well-known owner of legendary New York City restaurant Elaine's, has died, according to The New York Post. She was 81 years old.

Kaufman, who had been in failing health, died at 12:20 p.m. at Lenox Hill Hospital, a spokeswoman for the restaurant told the paper. She died from complications tied to emphysema.

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Born in 1929, Kaufman grew up in Queens and spent her early years hanging out backstage at theaters around the city. She opened Elaine's in 1963 with just $12,000 and the restaurant quickly became a go-to spot for writers in the area. Kaufman was known for...read more

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Morning Glory: Lunch With Cheney
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Morning Glory: Rachel Featurette
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Year Title Description
2010 Morning Glory Movie, Actor - Herself
2009 Smash His Camera Movie, Actor - Interviewee
2002 Frontline: The Man Who Knew
Season 21, Episode 3
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1991 The Big Bang Movie, Actor

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