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Collins' Sex Novels Have Enjoyed Unexpectedly Few Film Versions (The Stud, The Bitch)

21 September 2015 6:44 PM, PDT | Alt Film Guide | See recent Alt Film Guide news »

Joan Collins in 'The Bitch': Sex tale based on younger sister Jackie Collins' novel. Author Jackie Collins dead at 77: Surprisingly few film and TV adaptations of her bestselling novels Jackie Collins, best known for a series of bestsellers about the dysfunctional sex lives of the rich and famous and for being the younger sister of film and TV star Joan Collins, died of breast cancer on Sept. 19, '15, in Los Angeles. The London-born (Oct. 4, 1937) Collins was 77. Collins' tawdry, female-centered novels – much like those of Danielle Steel and Judith Krantz – were/are immensely popular. According to her website, they have sold more than 500 million copies in 40 countries. And if the increasingly tabloidy BBC is to be believed (nowadays, Wikipedia has become a key source, apparently), every single one of them – 32 in all – appeared on the New York Times' bestseller list. (Collins' own site claims that a mere 30 were included.) Sex »

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Jackie Collins, Best-Selling Author Behind Hollywood Wives and Lucky Chances Miniseries, Dead at 77

19 September 2015 5:47 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Jackie Collins, the bestselling author who sourced the TV miniseries Hollywood Wives and Lucky Chances, died on Saturday following a six-and-a-half year battle with breast cancer. She was 77.

“It is with tremendous sadness that we announce the death of our beautiful, dynamic and one-of-a-kind mother,” Collins’ family said in a statement to People. “She was a true inspiration, a trailblazer for women in fiction and a creative force. She will live on through her characters, but we already miss her beyond words.”

Among Collins’ myriad novels, Hollywood Wives was developed into a TV miniseries in 1985, with a cast that included Candice Bergen, »

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