Elaine Kaufman, who died Friday at the age of 81, was the beloved matriarch of the Upper East Side hot spot Elaine’s, where Woody Allen, Jackie Kennedy, and countless boldfaced names were regulars. In an excerpt from his book Everyone Comes to Elaine’s, A.E. Hotchner pays tribute to Manhattan’s favorite restaurateur.
The legendary actor loved playing practical jokes on everyone from Robert Redford to Robert Altman. In an exclusive excerpt from his new memoir, A.E. Hotchner shares some hilarious memoirs from his half-century friendship with Newman.