Dominick Dunne

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Dominick Dunne
Born
Dominick John Dunne

(1925-10-29)October 29, 1925
DiedSeptember 26, 2009(2009-09-26) (aged 83)
Cause of deathBladder cancer
NationalityAmerican
EducationKingswood School,
Canterbury School
Alma materWilliams College
OccupationActivist, journalist, writer, activist, actor
Years active1954 – 2009
Known forDominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice
Spouse(s)
Ellen Beatriz Griffin (m. 1954–1965)
(divorced)
Children5

Dominick John Dunne (October 29, 1925 – August 26, 2009) was an American activist, journalist, writer, and actor. He talked about crimes, scandals, or mysteries in his books or his own television show Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice.

Biography[change | change source]

Early and personal life[change | change source]

Dunne was born on October 29, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut.[1] He studied at Kingswood School, Canterbury School, and Williams College. His brother was writer John Gregory Dunne (1932-2003).

Dunne was married to Ellen Beatriz Griffin from 1954 until they divorced in 1965. Dunne had two sons, actor Griffin (born 1955) and Alexander (born 1957). His daughter was actress Dominique Dunne (1959-1982).

Death[change | change source]

Dunne died on August 26, 2009 in Manhattan, New York from bladder cancer, aged 83.[2]

Movies[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Sudyk, Bob (1998-05-24). "Dunne's Trials from Hartford to Hollywood to Hadlyme with a Writer Who's Known the Peak of Fame and Despair's Deepest Trough". The Hartford Courant. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
  2. Dominick Dunne, Chronicler of Crime, Dies at 83, The New York Times, August 26, 2009
  3. "Dominick Dunne - producer". IMDb. Retrieved 2009-01-01.

Other websites[change | change source]