Member of the avant-garde movement best known for her intimate relationship with Gertrude Stein. Their relationship was forever immortalized in the lyric line from "Bosom Buddies," a key song in "Mame," the popular stage musical.
She attended school at the University of Washington, after which she opened a literary salon that attracted the likes of Pablo Picasso.
Her 1954 work, "The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook," contained a now-famous recipe for marijuana brownies.
She was raised in a middle-class Jewish family, the daughter of a Polish army officer. Her 1963 autobiography, "What Is Remembered," ended with the death of her longtime lover, Gertrude Stein.
She provided the inspiration for the Peter Sellers film "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" from 1968.