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Dominick Dunne
Birth: Oct. 29, 1925
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 2009
Manhattan
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

Author and Journalist. He was part of a famous family that included his brother, novelist and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne; his brother's wife, author Joan Didion; and his son, Griffin. After Dunne's studies at Kingswood-Oxford, Williams College and service in World War II, including the battle of Metz, he moved to New York, then to Hollywood, where he directed Playhouse 90 and became vice-president of Four Star Pictures. He hobnobbed with the rich and the famous of those days. In 1979, beset with problems of addiction, he left Hollywood and moved to rural Oregon, where he says he dealt with his personal demons and wrote his first book, The Winners. In November 1982, his daughter, Dominique Dunne, best known for her part in Poltergeist, was murdered. Dunne attended the trial of her murderer, John Thomas Sweeney, and subsequently wrote the article "Justice: A Father's Account of the Trial of his Daughter's Killer" for Vanity Fair. He went on to write for Vanity Fair regularly and fictionalized several real-life events, such as the murders of Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress Vicki Morgan and banking heir William Woodward, Jr., for best-selling books. He eventually hosted the TV series "Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice" on CourtTV (later truTV), in which he discussed justice and injustice and their intersection with celebrities. Famous trials he covered include those of O.J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Michael Skakel, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers. (bio courtesy of: Wikipedia) 
 
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 Children:
  Dominique Dunne (1958 - 1958)*
  Dominique Ellen Dunne (1959 - 1982)*
  Baby girl Dunne (1963 - 1963)*
 
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Burial:
Cove Cemetery
Hadlyme
New London County
Connecticut, USA
 
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Record added: Aug 26, 2009
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When I heard of your passing,I felt that I had lost a good friend-R.I.P.
- Richard Seibert M.D.
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014

- Sunshine>♥<
 Added: Jun. 28, 2014
Thank you for all you did for crime victims everywhere.
- Trisha W.
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
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