Candace Bushnell

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Place of Birth: Glastonbury, Connecticut, U.S.

Date of Birth: December 1, 1958

*father – English, possibly other
*mother – Italian

Candace Bushnell is an American author, journalist, and television producer. She wrote the column Sex and the City for The New York Observer from 1994 to 1996, which was adapted into the show of the same name. She has also written the novels 4 Blondes, Trading Up, Lipstick Jungle, One Fifth Avenue, The Carrie Diaries, and Summer and the City, the third and fifth of which were adapted into television series.

Candace is the daughter of Camille and Calvin Bushnell, who co-invented the air cooled hydrogen fuel cell that was used in the Apollo space missions in the 1960s. Her father had Colonial American ancestry, dating back to the 1600s.

Candace’s maternal grandfather was named Joseph Salonia, Sr. (the son of Rosario Salonia and Camolini). Joseph was born in Connecticut, to Italian parents.

Candace’s maternal grandmother was Elsie Bozzo (the daughter of Giuseppe Bozzo and Natalina Fava). Elsie was born in New Jersey, to Italian parents.

Sources: Obituary of Candace’s mother –

Obituary of Candace’s uncle (mother’s brother) –

Candace’s maternal grandfather, Joseph Salonia, on the 1920 U.S. Census –

Candace’s maternal grandmother, Elsie Bozzo, on the 1915 New Jersey State Census –

Obituary of Candace’s maternal grandmother, Elsie (Bozzo) Salonia –

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