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Dominick Dunne (1925–2009)

Dominick Dunne was born on October 29, 1925 in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. He was a producer and assistant director, known for Playhouse 90 (1956), Addicted to Love (1997) and The Boys in the Band (1970). He was married to Ellen Beatriz Griffin Dunne. He died on August 26, 2009 in Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA. See full bio »

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Known For

Playhouse 90
Playhouse 90 Producer
Addicted to Love
Addicted to Love Matheson
The Boys in the Band
The Panic in Needle Park


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 2000 919 Fifth Avenue (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 1978 The Users (TV Movie) (producer)
 1973 Ash Wednesday (producer)
 1972 Play It As It Lays (producer)
 1971 The Panic in Needle Park (producer)
 1970 The Boys in the Band (executive producer)
 1959-1960 Adventures in Paradise (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- Whip-Fight! (1960) ... (executive producer)
- The Death-Divers (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Heads, You Lose (1960) ... (executive producer)
- Passage to Tua (1960) ... (executive producer)
- The Forbidden Sea (1960) ... (executive producer)
 1958 Studio One in Hollywood (TV Series) (producer - 1 episode)
- Man Under Glass (1958) ... (producer)
 1957-1958 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (assistant producer - 2 episodes)
- The Gentleman from Seventh Avenue (1958) ... (assistant producer)
- Panic Button (1957) ... (assistant producer)
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Other Works:

Novel: "People Like Us". NOTE: Filmed as People Like Us (1990). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Portrayal | 2 Interviews | 11 Articles | See more »

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Dominic Dunne

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Personal Quote:

For me, the path of failure exceeded by far the joys of success. My plight was hopeless. I almost jumped in front of a train in Santa Barbara. At the last second I let it pass me. I had a major flirtation with a kitchen knife that I took to bed with me. The love that I felt for Los Angeles turned to hate. I ran from there. See more »


In his autobiography, " The Way We Lived Then: Recollections of a Well Known Namedropper", Dunne described the following incident. In 1955, he had been the stage manager for a television special, a musical version of the play "Our Town". Frank Sinatra introduced the song "Love and Marriage" in the show. Fourteen years later Dunne and his wife were in a restaurant when a waiter punched his head. ... See more »



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