October 29, 1925

Dominick Dunne, investigative journalist and writer, was born on this day in Hartford, Connecticut in 1925. Dunne was born to a wealthy Irish Catholic family and he often recalled feeling like an outsider in the predominantly wealthy protestant part of West Hartford. On November 1982, Dunne’s daughter Dominique was murdered by John Thomas Sweeney. Dunne chronicled the trial of Sweeney, launching his career as an investigative journalist. He wrote several stories for Vanity Fair on different murders and trials. He went on to host his own tv show, “Dominick Dunne’s Power, Privilege and Justice” on CourtTV (truTV.) His show covered famous trials like the O.J. Simpson case.

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