Judy Green (socialite)
She was born and brought up in New York, on Central Park West, the daughter of a wealthy businessman. She attended Vassar College. From an early age she moved in social, publishing and showbusiness circles. Dorothy Fields, the Broadway lyricist, was a maternal relative. She was heralded as Andy Warhol's first muse by Baby Jane Holzer. Warhol not only did her photo portrait but Judy starred in his first movie, The Kiss, on permanent display at MOMA. When she was in her late 20s, by which time she was already a published author, she married Bill Green, a businessman almost twice her age. She went on to author three more books. Irving Lazar was her first agent.
Judy and Bill Green resided on Park Avenue. They also had had, at one time, a Mount Kisco estate, where they entertained lavishly for, among others, Frank and Barbara Sinatra, Ann and Morton Downey, Gregory and Veronique Peck, Kirk and Anne Douglass, Barbara Walters, Alan Greenspan, Peter Duchin, Jessica Tandy, Zoe Caldwell, Arlene Francis, Edgar Bronfman Sr., Joe Raposo, Mark Goodson, Mike Wallace, Bennett and Phyllis Cerf, Rosalind Russell and Freddie Brisson, Pamela and Leland Hayward, and Claudette Colbert. Bill Green died from heart disease in his late 60s. The Greens had two children, a daughter, Christina (Mrs. Lloyd Gerry), and a son, Nicholas.
She endured a 10 month-long battle with pancreatic cancer and died on September 14, 2001 at home, aged 66, having left the hospital for the last time on Monday, September 10, unknowingly avoiding the logistical problems caused by the 9/11 attacks the following day.