Dominick Dunne

Writer + Journalist
Born Oct 29, 1925

Dominick John Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist, whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways in which high society interacts with the judicial system. He was a movie producer in Hollywood and was also known for his frequent appearances on television.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dominick Dunne.


1925 Birth Born on October 29, 1925.


1979 53 Years Old In 1979, beset with addictions, Dunne left Hollywood and moved to rural Oregon. … Read More
1982 56 Years Old In November 1982, his daughter, Dominique Dunne, best known for her part in the film Poltergeist, was murdered. … Read More
1984 58 Years Old Dunne wrote the article "Justice: A Father's Account of the Trial of his Daughter's Killer" for the March 1984 issue of Vanity Fair. … Read More


2005 79 Years Old In 2005, California Congressman Gary Condit won an undisclosed financial settlement and an apology from Dunne, who had earlier implicated him in the disappearance of Chandra Levy in Washington, DC. … Read More
2006 80 Years Old In November 2006, Dunne was sued again by Condit for comments made about the former politician on Larry King Live on CNN. … Read More
Dunne's account of the Menendez trial, Nightmare on Elm Drive, was selected by The Library of America for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime writing, published in 2008.
On October 29, 2009 (what would have been Dunne's 84th birthday), Hollywood friends and some reporter friends, along with new Hollywood figures, gathered at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate Dominick Dunne's life.
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