Krantz spent 27 years as a journalist, having written for Macleans, McCalls, Ladies Home Journal and Cosmopolitan, among others. Her best-known work was "The Myth of the Multiple Orgasm," which was published in Cosmopolitan.
Krantz published her first novel, Scruples, in 1977 at age 50. It remained on The New York Times' best-seller list for more than a year.
In the 1980s and 1990s, her husband Steven Krantz produced miniseries of several of her novels, including Scruples, Mistral's Daughter and Dazzle. She also penned an original miniseries for television, dubbed Judith Krantz’s Secrets, in 1992.
Sources: The Hollywood Reporter tweet The Hollywood Reporter