Alexandra Ripley

About Alexandra Ripley

Who is it?: American writer
Birth Day: January 19, 2008
Birth Place: United States
Died On: January 10, 2004
Birth Sign: Aquarius

Alexandra Ripley Net Worth

Alexandra Ripley was bornon January 19, 2008 in United States, is American writer. Alexandra Ripley was a prominent American writer. She was best known for her novel “Scarlet”, the sequel to the famous novel “Gone with the Wind” by Margaret Michel. After serving in the advertising department of “Life” magazine, she did various types of jobs before taking her writing assignment of ghostwriting papers for neurosurgeons. This romantic and historic writer authored many best-selling novels before she wrote the “Scarlet” which eventually topped the British best seller list. Despite a number of negative opinions from literary critics, this book received huge commercial success. Warner Books won the rights to publish this novel for $4.94 million. The success of the novel was so immense that it sold eight million copies in five years. This novel was translated into 18 languages. Later, an eight hour television mini-series which was based on this novel was broadcast on CBS television. She wrote her first novel “Who’s That Lady in the President’s Bed?” under the pseudonym of B.K. Ripley. She dedicated her first historical novel “Charleston” which was a best seller, to a loan officer who had lent her money to pay her rent. Some of her novels that earned her critical acclaim include “New Orleans Legacy” and “From Fields of God”.
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💰 Net worth: $4 Million

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Biography/Timeline

1955

Born Alexandra Elizabeth Braid in Charleston, South Carolina, she attended the elite Ashley Hall and received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York in 1955 with a major in Russian. She was thrice wed; from 1958–1963 to Leonard Ripley, an early partner and recording Engineer at Elektra Records, from 1971–1981 to Thomas Martin Garlock (1929–2008), and in 1981 to John Vincent Graham (1926–2007), a former professor at the University of Virginia, from whom she was legally separated at the time of her death.

2004

She died of natural causes at her home in Richmond, Virginia, and is survived by two daughters from her first marriage to Leonard Ripley, a son-in-law and granddaughter, Alexandra Elizabeth (her namesake). The Associated Press reported that her death occurred on January 10, 2004, but, the Social Security Death Index and Virginia Death Records indicate that she died on January 13, 2004.