Happy 90th, Lois Wright!
Lois Wright celebrated her 90th birthday on Monday with close friends at the Windmill Village in East Hampton. Ms. Wright is an artist, author, and host of LTV's longest running show, "The Lois Wright Show," which began in 1984 as a venue for her to display her skill as a palmist and now includes interviews with celebrities, artists, writers, and politicians, among others. She grew up in Springs, and has lived in East Hampton Town all of her life.
Ms. Wright was featured in the 1975 documentary "Grey Gardens" and the follow-up, "The Beales of Grey Gardens," about Jaqueline Kennedy's aunt and cousin, Edith Ewing Bouvier Beale and Edith Bouvier Beale, known as Big and Little Edie.
According to her book, "My Life at Grey Gardens: 13 Months and Beyond," Ms. Wright lived with the Beales from May 1975 until June 1976, earning money as a palm and tarot card reader. In a New York Times interview, Bette Davis said that Ms. Wright "read her palm better than anyone from Hollywood to East Hampton."
Her art, which has been shown at Guild Hall and the National Arts Club in New York City, mostly focuses on the Beales and seascapes in Montauk.
Ms. Wright is also the subject of a children's book, "Bijoux Goes to Grey Gardens" by J.C. Burdine, in which she accompanies a small French bulldog on adventure through the estate.