(born April 4, 1942) is an American author, journalist
and biographer famous for her tabloid-esque approach to biography writing, and her books often contain many embarrassing and sordid anecdotes about the people she profiles. Kelley will name some sources, conceals other if she feels it necessary, passes on some rumors
and scotches some others. Like most muckrakers Kelley's truthfulness has been called into question. She has had the tables turned on her by George Carpozi, Jr. with his 1997 book Poison Pen -- but it likely didn't have the effect expected Her most famous biographies were of Frank Sinatra, Nancy Reagan
, and the British Royal
Family. One on the Bush family
is due in 2004, after Labor Day. Less famous are her books on Elizabeth Taylor and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.