Death of Elaine Kaufman

1929 - December 3, 2010
New York, New York

Restaurateur dies in NYC
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KILEY ARMSTRONG, The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) — Elaine Kaufman, the colorful restaurateur whose East Side establishment, Elaine's, became a haven for show business and literary notables, died Friday at the age of 81.

Kaufman died at a Manhattan hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and pulmonary hypertension, according to a statement issued by the restaurant's representative.

Kaufman was a veteran waitress and cafe manager in...

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