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bijou
08-26-2009, 05:52 PM
Dominick Dunne, the former Hollywood producer and best-selling author known for his Vanity Fair essays on the courtroom travails of the rich and famous, died Wednesday in New York city after a long battle with bladder cancer.

Dunne, who described himself as "a high-class Zelig," was 83.

Called "Nick" by his friends, Dunne was putting the finishing touches on his final novel, which he said he planned to call "Too Much Money," when his health took a turn for the worse.

He flew to Germany earlier this month for another round of stem cell treatments at the same Bavarian clinic where the late Farrah Fawcett was treated. He was hospitalized upon his return to New York, then sent home. ...

link (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/26/dominick.dunne.obit/)

JB
08-26-2009, 05:58 PM
link (http://edition.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/08/26/dominick.dunne.obit/)I hate to take this lounge thread OT but, interesting:
He flew to Germany earlier this month for another round of stem cell treatments at the same Bavarian clinic where the late Farrah Fawcett was treated.I don't think either of them were leaping tall buildings either.

Crystal Wizard
08-26-2009, 09:26 PM
Damn! Watched his shows all the time. I liked the one about the Virginia heiress and the Argentinian polo player.

noonwitch
08-27-2009, 09:34 AM
His coverage of OJ's trial in Vanity Fair was priceless. He was so outraged-partly because he understood how the families felt. His daughter (she played the oldest daughter in "Poltergeist") was murdered by an abusive boyfriend, who was convicted of manslaughter and given a very light sentence.