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Overview (3)

Born in Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Died in New York, USA  (natural causes)
Birth NameMary Elizabeth Smith

Mini Bio (1)

Liz Smith was born on February 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas, USA as Mary Elizabeth Smith. She was an actress, known for The Smurfs (2011), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1992) and Ugly Betty (2006). She was married to Fred Lister and George Beeman. She died on November 12, 2017 in New York, USA.

Spouse (2)

Fred Lister (1957 - 1962) ( divorced)
George Beeman (16 August 1944 - 1947) ( divorced)

Trivia (7)

Several years ago, she claimed to have been a WWII war bride, and covers this part of her life extensively in her memoir "Natural Blonde."
Shares the same birthdate (February 2) as her good friend, New York-based actress/singer, Elaine Stritch.
Her maternal grandmother, Sallie Ball McCall, traced her Ball ancestors back to George Washington's mother.
One of the most popular gossip columnists of the 20th century.
Counts former Texas governor, the late Ann Richards, as a very special friend.
Favorite newspapers include: New York Times, New York Observer, New York Post, New York Sun, New York Daily News, USA Today, Washington Post, Daily Telegraph (UK), Variety, etc.
On her Manhattan office desk she keeps a Maltese Falcon statuette, a gift she received from longtime friend and University of Texas classmate, writer-director Robert Benton. Smith has worked from her East 38th Street office since 1976.

Personal Quotes (3)

Reporters are amazingly hypocritical. They have all taken drugs and cocaine and have been unfaithful to their spouses. People judge one another by standards they would never apply to themselves.
God knows, it had never been my ambition to be a gossip columnist. I mean, I was never particularly intrigued by show business celebrities. ... I really want most of them to leave me alone, so I can go talk to writers, which is what I really enjoy. Writers are madmen -- they're all secretly in the closet, jerking off their egos -- but there's something rewarding and vulnerable about them. [Esquire, August 1979]
My father won some money in a horse race and managed to send me to journalism school at the University of Texas.

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