Dominick John Dunne was an American writer, investigative journalist, and producer. He began his career as a producer in film and television, noted for involvement with the pioneering gay film The Boys in the Band and the award winning drug film Panic in Needle Park. He turned to writing in the early 1970s. After the 1982 murder of his daughter Dominique, he came to focus on the ways in which wealth and high society interacts with the judicial system. A frequent contributor to Vanity Fair, Dunne also appeared regularly on television discussing crime from the 1980s to the end of his life.
|Born:||Dominick John Dunne, October 29, 1925, Hartford, Connecticut, U.S.|
|Died:||August 26, 2009, Manhattan, New York City, U.S.|
|Alma mater:||Williams College|
|Children:||5, including Griffin and Dominique Dunne|
|Relatives:||John Gregory Dunne (brother)|
|IMDb:||Dominick Dunne’s IMDb|
About Dominick Dunne
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.
He and his five siblings were born in Hartford, Connecticut. Early in his career, he became a contributing columnist at Vanity Fair.
He covered such high-profile court cases as the murder trials of O.J. Simpson and the Menendez Brothers.
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.
He helped produce The Panic in Needle Park, starring Al Pacino.
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