Jane Lahr

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Jane Lahr is an American author and editor; the daughter of actor Bert Lahr, and sister of New Yorker drama critic John Lahr.

Lahr's career began at Harry N. Abrams, Inc., where she pioneered the area of 'Special Sales and became Director of Advertising Publicity and Promotion.' She left to help co-found Stewart, Tabori & Chang (STC), where she was pivotal in the packaging and marketing of Grand Mother Remembers, and co-edited with Lena Tabori, Love a Celebration in Art & Literature; now in its 24th year in publication.

Books Lahr packaged include: Jean Howard’s Hollywood and Only the Best. She edited The Celtic Quest, a selection of both the Book of the Month Club and the Literary Guild. Welcome Books, distributed by Random House, published her book Searching for Mary Magdalene: A Journey in Art & Literature[1] in May 2006, which won an Independent Publisher Book Award in the category of religion in 2007. In 2007 she co-edited Speaking from the Heart: Ethics, Reincarnation & What it Means to Be Human, with Joan Grant. She is partner in a book packaging/agenting company Lahr & Partners, LLC.

Lahr was married to theater critic Martin Gottfried, and is now married to Sherman E. Crites, of Stonington CT and St. Louis MO. She has a daughter, Maya Gottfried, who is also a writer.

Lahr is on the Board of Directors of The School of Images in New York City, a school founded by Dr. Catherine Shainberg in 1982.


  • Grandmother Remembers by Judith Levy, Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1983 (ISBN 978-0-94143432-4)
  • Love a Celebration in Art & Literature by Jane Lahr and Lena Tabori, Stewart Tabori & Chang 1981 (ISBN 978-1-58479112-6)
  • The Celtic Quest edited by Jane Lahr, Welcome Books, 2007 (ISBN 978-1-59962045-9)
  • Speaking from the Heart: Ethics, Reincarnation & What it Means to Be Human" by Joan Grant, Overlook Press (ISBN 978-1-58567898-3)


  1. ^ Goldberg, Carole (May 17, 2006). "`DAVINCI' A GODSEND TO BOOK INDUSTRY". Hartford Courant. p. D1. Retrieved 7 August 2011.