Elsa Maxwell’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

May 24, 1883

Death Date

Nov 1, 1963

Age of Death

80 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Nov 1, 1963



The novelist Elsa Maxwell died at the age of 80. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Known as the Hostess with the Mostess, she was the world’s premiere party-giver during the Roaring Twenties. She first gained fame as an author and gossip columnist.

She was born in Keokuk, Iowa, at a theater, during an opera performance.



“Bores put you in a mental cemetery while you are still walking.” (Elsa Maxwell)


“Serve the dinner backward, do anything – but for goodness sake, do something weird.” (Elsa Maxwell)


“Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being bores.” (Elsa Maxwell)


“Existence is a party. You join after its started and you leave before its finished.” (Elsa Maxwell)


“Seeing unhappiness in the marriage of friends, I was content to have chosen music and laughter as a substitute for a husband.” (Elsa Maxwell)