Dominick John Dunne

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Dominick John Dunne

Also Known As: "Dominic Dunne", "Nick", "Nicky", "Dominick John Dunne"
Birthdate: (83)
Birthplace: Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
Death: August 26, 2009 (83)
Manhattan, New York, New York County, New York, United States (Bladder cancer)
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Edwin Dunne and Dorothy Frances Dunne
Ex-husband of Ellen Beatriz Dunne
Father of Dominique Dunne; Dominique Dunne; Infant Dunne; Griffin Dunne and <private> Dunne
Brother of Richard E. Dunne, Jr.; Harriet A. Hutchinson; Virginia M. Finley; Stephen Dunne and John Gregory Dunne

Occupation: Writer, Journalist, Actor, Novelist, Television producer, Film Producer
Managed by: Private User
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About Dominick John Dunne

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. He was the brother of author John Gregory Dunne; the writer Joan Didion was his sister-in-law. He was the father of Alexander Dunne, and of the actors Griffin Dunne and Dominique Dunne, as well as two daughters who died in infancy.

On what would have been Dunne's eighty-fourth birthday, long time Hollywood friends, along with new Hollywood movers and shakers, and a cast of reporter friends gathered at the Chateau Marmont to celebrate Dominick Dunne's life.


   * The Winners (1982)
   * The Two Mrs. Grenvilles (1985)
   * Fatal Charms: And Other Tales of Today (1987)
   * People Like Us (1988)
   * An Inconvenient Woman (1990)
   * The Mansions of Limbo (1991)
   * A Season in Purgatory (1993)
   * Another City, Not My Own (1997)
   * The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well-known Name Dropper (1999)
   * Justice: Crimes, Trials, And Punishments (2001)
   * Too Much Money (2009)


   * The Boys in the Band
   * The Panic in Needle Park
   * Play It as It Lays
   * Ash Wednesday
   * Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice
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Dominick John Dunne's Timeline

October 29, 1925
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States
June 8, 1955
Age 29
July 28, 1958
Age 32
Los Angeles County, California, United States
November 24, 1959
Age 34
Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, California, United States
March 3, 1963
Age 37
Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, United States
August 26, 2009
Age 83
New York, New York County, New York, United States