John Gregory Dunne

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Birthday
25, 1932
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Dec 30, 2003 (71)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1932
Birthplace
Connecticut
Death Date
Dec 30, 2003 (71)

About

The younger brother of fellow author, Dominick Dunne, he is known for his screenplays, novels, and works of literary criticism. His works of fiction include Nothing Lost and Dutch Shea, Jr.

Before Fame

He graduated from Princeton University in the mid-1950s. He met his future wife, Joan Didion, while working at Vogue, where she was an editor.

Trivia

He wrote the screenplay for the 1981 film, True Confessions.

Family Life

He remained married to author Joan Didion until his death. He and Didion had one adopted daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne.

Associated With

His death and the death of his daughter, Quintana, inspired Joan Didion's acclaimed work, The Year of Magical Thinking.

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