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Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and Three-Time Emmy Winner, Dead at 89

Elaine Stritch, Broadway Legend and Three-Time Emmy Winner, Dead at 89
Elaine Stritch, a Broadway legend who won three Primetime Emmy Awards in the latter part of her career, died this morning at the age of 89, according to Entertainment Tonight.

While the actress and singer made her name on the Great White Way — scoring five Tony nominations from 1955 to 2001, including a win for her one-woman show Elaine Stritch at Liberty — TV fans might best remember her as Colleen Donaghy, irascible mother of Alec Baldwin’s network chief Jack on 30 Rock.

Stritch scored five Emmy nominations as Guest Actress in a Comedy Series for the 30 Rock role, and took home the statuette
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Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle

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Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle
Best-selling crime author Dominick Dunne has lost his battle with bladder cancer, aged 83.

The revered writer and Vanity Fair magazine contributor died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan, according to his son, actor Griffin Dunne.

Dunne, the author of An Inconvenient Woman and The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, was born in Connecticut in 1925 and began his career as a TV and film producer.

He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism.

He shot to fame in the mid-1990s thanks to his insightful coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. He wrapped up his coverage of the disgraced former American football icon in court last year when he insisted on covering the kidnap and robbery trial - which ended with Simpson's incarceration - against doctors' orders.

Dunne had travelled to Germany and the Dominican Republic for experimental stem cell treatments to fight his cancer in recent years and once revealed that he and the late Farrah Fawcett were in the same cancer clinic in Bavaria.

He completed his final novel, Too Much Money, before his death. It is scheduled for release in December.

Dunne was penning his memoirs when he died.

Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter - a longtime friend, says, "It is fair to say that the halls of Vanity Fair will be lonelier without him and that, indeed, we will not see his like anytime soon, if ever again."

As a Vanity Fair writer, Dunne became famous for covering high-profile court cases and was a beloved raconteur and high-society interviewer and confidante.

Dunne's life was marred by tragedy - his actress daughter, Dominique, was murdered by her boyfriend in 1982.

Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle

  • WENN
Author Dominick Dunne Loses Cancer Battle
Best-selling crime author Dominick Dunne has lost his battle with bladder cancer, aged 83.

The revered writer and Vanity Fair magazine contributor died on Wednesday at his home in Manhattan, according to his son, actor Griffin Dunne.

Dunne, the author of An Inconvenient Woman and The Two Mrs. Grenvilles, was born in Connecticut in 1925 and began his career as a TV and film producer.

He served in the Army during World War II and was awarded the Bronze Star for heroism.

He shot to fame in the mid-1990s thanks to his insightful coverage of the O.J. Simpson trial. He wrapped up his coverage of the disgraced former American football icon in court last year when he insisted on covering the kidnap and robbery trial - which ended with Simpson's incarceration - against doctors' orders.

Dunne had travelled to Germany and the Dominican Republic for experimental stem cell treatments to fight his cancer in recent years and once revealed that he and the late Farrah Fawcett were in the same cancer clinic in Bavaria.

He completed his final novel, Too Much Money, before his death. It is scheduled for release in December.

Dunne was penning his memoirs when he died.

Vanity Fair editor, Graydon Carter - a longtime friend, says, "It is fair to say that the halls of Vanity Fair will be lonelier without him and that, indeed, we will not see his like anytime soon, if ever again."

As a Vanity Fair writer, Dunne became famous for covering high-profile court cases and was a beloved raconteur and high-society interviewer and confidante.

Dunne's life was marred by tragedy - his actress daughter, Dominique, was murdered by her boyfriend in 1982.

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