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Dominick Dunne (October 29, 1925 - August 26, 2009) was an American writer and investigative journalist whose subjects frequently hinge on the ways high society interacts with the judicial system. He was a producer in Hollywood and is also known from his frequent appearances on television. He is the brother of author John Gregory Dunne and his sister-in-law is the writer Joan Didion. He is the father of actors Griffin Dunne and his murdered daughter Dominique Dunne.

In September 2008, Dunne disclosed that he was undergoing treatment for bladder cancer. He was working on Too Much Money, his final book, at the time of his death.

After Dunne's studies at Kingswood-Oxford, Williams College and service in World War II, including the battle of Metz, he moved to New York, then to Hollywood, where he directed Playhouse 90 and became vice-president of Four Star Pictures. He hobnobbed with the rich and the famous of those days. In 1979, beset with problems of addiction, Dunne left Hollywood and moved to rural Oregon, where he says he dealt with his personal demons and wrote his first book, The Winners.

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