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Cindy Adams Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Cynthia Sugar
Place Of Birth
New York, USA
93 years old
Birth Date
April 24 1930

Cindy Adams Facts

Child Star?
Biographer, Columnist, Writer
Education & Qualifications
Andrew Jackson School
Net Worth
Current Partner
Joey Adams
Jessica Sugar

About Cindy Adams 

Cynthia Sugar was born in Manhattan, New York City, on April 24, 1930. 

She is a famous American writer, gossip columnist, and author. Cindy Adams was married to the comedian and author, Joey Adams, who passed away in 1999. 

At the age of one, Cindy’s parents got divorced and thus, she was raised by a single parent, her mother. She was born and brought up in the city. In 1979, Cindy Adams started writing columns for newspapers like ‘New York Post,’ and ‘Sunday Today In New York,’. She has also written autobiographies of people like Sukarno and Jolie Garbor. Her other work includes 'Iron Rose' and 'Lee Strasberg'.

In 2010, Cindy Adams fell quite ill due to a burst appendix. She recovered in the same year and is still writing gossip columns to the present. 

Cindy Adams' Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cindy Adams’s net worth?

Being the popular figure that she is, Cindy Adams has an estimated net worth of about $50 million. This is from her earnings from writing books and columns for the city’s newspapers. 

How much does Cindy Adams earn per year?

Not much is known about how much Cindy Adams earns per year.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cindy Adams?

Cindy Adams is 5 ft 3 in (160 cm) tall.

How old is Cindy Adams?

Born in 1930, Cindy Adams will turn 92 in April 2022.

Childhood And Education

Cindy Adams was born in Manhattan. At the age of one, her parents got divorced and her mother, Jessica Sugar, raised her on her own. She used to work as an executive secretary for the New York City Water Department.

As her mother used to work in the city, she was born and brought up there. She grew up in Washington Heights, Manhattan, Jamaica Estates, and Queens. 

In her early life, she completed high school at Andrew Jackson School. Although she was a bright student, she did not pursue her graduation as the principal wanted her to learn sewing first. She ended up being a photographer’s model.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who are Cindy Adam's parents?

Cindy Adams mother’s name was Jessica Sugar. There is no information about her father but, she stated in an interview that he was a dentist in the city.  After her mother married Harry Heller, she came to be known as Cindy Heller.

Who is Cindy Adams’s partner?

Cindy Heller met her husband, Joey Adams, on a radio show. He too was a writer and comedian. They got married in 1952 and had no children. Sadly, Joey Adams passed away in 1999 following a prolonged illness.

Cindy Adams still lives in the penthouse apartment on Park Avenue in Manhattan that she bought with her husband. 

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Cindy Adams has been working as a gossip columnist for the newspaper, 'New York Post,' since 1979. Cindy wrote a gossip column for others papers such as 'Long Island Press' and in later years started writing for local papers, too. She also worked on newscasts known as, 'Sunday Today In New York,' 'Live At Five,' and 'Goodmorning America.' 

Before writing for papers, Adams had co-written an autobiography of Sukarno, the first Indonesian president, in 1965 and wrote another one two years later. In 1970, she also interviewed The Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza Pahlavi. Then in 1975, she wrote the biography of Jolie Gabor, who was the mother of the Gabor sisters.

She got recognition for her work when she became a syndicated newspaper columnist in 1981. Cindy Adams also wrote two books dedicated to them, 'The Gift Of Jazzy' and 'Living A Dog’s Life- Jazzy, Juicy, And Me.' 

She is prominently known for ending her columns with the catchphrase ‘Only in New York kids, only in New York!’

Charity Work

After her husband passed away in 1999, Cindy Adams rekindled her love for dogs. Her first dog, Jazzy died when Adams had left her in a kennel in upstate New York. This incident left her devastated and thus, she strongly advocated for strengthening the regulations in boarding kennels. Her advocacy got the support of people like Ivanka Trump, Barbara Walters, and Tama Janowitz which led to the passing of The Boarding Kennel and Regulation Act.

Cindy Adams’ Hobbies And Interests

Cindy Adams loves spending time with her dogs and dresses her dogs in expensive jewelry and designer clothing.

Other Interesting Cindy Adams Facts And Trivia

  • Cindy Adams bought her penthouse in 1997 from the heiress billionaire, Doris Duke. She also hosted the wrap party for the TV series 'Bernard And Doris.' 
  • Due to her advocacy, The Boarding Kennel and Regulation Act also came to be known as ‘Jazzy’s Law.’

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