Dominick Dunne

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Birthday
29, 1925
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Aug 26, 2009 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
29, 1925
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Aug 26, 2009 (83)

About

An investigative journalist, writer, and movie producer, he is best known for works such as The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1985), People Like Us (1988), and The Mansions of Limbo (1991). His work often focused on the legal system and society's reaction to it.

Before Fame

He and his five siblings were born in Hartford, Connecticut. Early in his career, he became a contributing columnist at Vanity Fair.

Trivia

He covered such high-profile court cases as the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez Brothers.

Family Life

He was married to Ellen Beatriz Griffin and they had two children together. His actress daughter, Dominique Dunne, was murdered in 1982. He was the brother of screenwriter and journalist, John Gregory Dunne, and the brother-in-law of author Joan Didion.

Associated With

He helped produce The Panic in Needle Park, starring Al Pacino.