Newswire: R.I.P. Jackie Collins

As confirmed by People, best-selling novelist Jackie Collins has died after a private battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

Collins initially got her start in Hollywood as an actress, appearing in a handful of small roles while living with her older sister, actress Joan Collins. When her acting career failed to take off, though, Collins tried her hand at being a novelist and published her first book, The World Is Full Of Married Men, in 1968. The book’s sexual content got it banned in a number of countries, which—as is often the case—ended up making it even more of a hit than it might have been otherwise. In 1983, Collins published her ninth and most successful novel, Hollywood Wives, which Aaron Spelling turned into a successful miniseries in 1985. Hollywood Wives told the stories of multiple women living amongst the glitz and glamor of Hollywood—with …

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