Alice B. Toklas


Birthday April 30, 1877

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace California

DEATH DATE Dec 7, 1967 (90)

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Member of the avant-garde movement best known for her intimate relationship with Gertrude Stein. Their relationship was forever immortalized in the lyric line from "Bosom Buddies," a key song in "Mame," the popular stage musical.

Before Fame

She attended school at the University of Washington, after which she opened a literary salon that attracted the likes of Ernest Hemingway and Pablo Picasso.


Her 1954 work, "The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook," contained a now-famous recipe for marijuana brownies.

Family Life

She was raised in a middle-class Jewish family, the daughter of a Polish army officer. Her 1963 autobiography, "What Is Remembered," ended with the death of her longtime lover, Gertrude Stein.

Associated With

She provided the inspiration for the Peter Sellers film "I Love You, Alice B. Toklas" from 1968.