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12/03/2010

Elaine Kaufman, whose Manhattan restaurant was haven to literary and entertainment figures, dies at 81

December 3, 2010 | 11:32 am

Elaine 

Restaurateur Elaine Kaufman, whose Manhattan establishment, Elaine's, has long been known as a haven for show business and literary notables, has died in New York City. She was 81.

A statement issued by the restaurant's representative said Kaufman died Friday at a Manhattan hospital. She suffered from chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder and pulmonary hypertension.

More later at www.latimes.com/obits

-- Associated Press

Photo: Elaine Kaufman at her restaurant in 2004. Credit: Joe Tabacca / For The Times

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