Dominick Dunne





Dominick Dunne


Born
in Hartford, Connecticut, The United States
October 29, 1925

Died
August 26, 2009

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Dominick Dunne was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinged on the ways high society interacts with the judiciary system. He was a producer in Hollywood and is also known from his frequent appearances on television.

After his studies at Williams College and service in World War II, Dunne 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, he left Hollywood, moved to Oregon, and wrote his first book, The Winners. In November 1982, his actress daughter, Dominique Dunne, was murdered. Dunne attended the trial of her murderer (John Thomas Sweeney) and subsequently wrote Justic
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A Season in Purgatory

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The Two Mrs. Grenvilles

3.92 avg rating — 2,032 ratings — published 1985 — 25 editions
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An Inconvenient Woman

3.92 avg rating — 1,539 ratings — published 1990 — 20 editions
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People Like Us

3.86 avg rating — 1,323 ratings — published 1988 — 16 editions
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Another City, Not My Own

3.65 avg rating — 1,128 ratings — published 1991 — 21 editions
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Justice: Crimes, Trials, an...

3.72 avg rating — 1,025 ratings — published 2001 — 13 editions
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Too Much Money

3.20 avg rating — 1,040 ratings — published 2009 — 10 editions
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The Way We Lived Then: Reco...

3.90 avg rating — 361 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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Fatal Charms and Other Tale...

3.77 avg rating — 369 ratings — published 1987 — 7 editions
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More books by Dominick Dunne…
“People are fascinated by the rich: Shakespeare wrote plays about kings, not beggars.”
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“We've all got trashy friends, but we should choose our trashy friends with more care.”
Dominick Dunne, People Like Us

“What am I going to say to my mother tomorrow?” she asked. “Take this in your mouth while you’re thinking about it,” he answered, pushing her head down on him.”
Dominick Dunne, People Like Us

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