Dominick John Dunne (October 29, 1925 – August 26, 2009) 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. Though he is already dead but still his net worth has not been stated in any particular site as it could be easy for his readers to know about him in detail.
Dominick was born in Hartford, Connecticut, as the son of Dorothy Frances and Richard Edwin Dunne. His Irish Catholic family was wealthy enough from the beginning. As a boy, he was known as Nicky. For his education background, after attending the Kingswood School and Canterbury School in New Milford, Connecticut, he then attended Williams College and then served in World War II where he received the Bronze Star for heroism during the Battle of Metz.
After completion of his study, he immediately landed in his professional platform. After serving in the military, Dunne moved to New York City, where he became a stage manager for television. Late on he was also brought to Hollywood by Humphrey Bogart, who had a desire to make work for television version of The Petrified Forest. He later went on to work on Playhouse 90 and became vice-president of Four Star Television.
Dunne went on to write for Vanity Fair regularly, and fictionalized several real-life events, such as the murders of Alfred Bloomingdale's mistress Vicki Morgan and banking heir William Woodward, Jr., in several best-selling books. He eventually hosted the TV series Dominick Dunne's Power, Privilege, and Justice on CourtTV. Famous trials he covered included those of O.J. Simpson, Claus von Bulow, Michael Skakel, William Kennedy Smith, and the Menendez brothers. Dunne's account of the Menendez trial, "Nightmare on Elm Drive," was selected by The Library of America for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American true crime writing, published in 2008.
In 2005, California Congressman Gary Condit won an undisclosed amount of money and an apology from Dunne, who had earlier implicated him in the disappearance of Chandra Levy, an intern from his U.S. House of Representatives district, with whom Condit had been carrying on an extramarital affair. In November 2006, he was sued again by Condit for comments made about the former politician on Larry King Live on CNN, but the suit was eventually dismissed.
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