1925 – He was born on the 29th day of October this year in Hartford, Connecticut. After Dominick's studies at Williams College and service in World War II, including the battle of Metz, he moved to New York, then to Hollywood, where he directed Playhouse 90 and became vice president of Four Star Pictures. He hobnobbed with the rich and the famous of those days.
1979 – He left Hollywood, moved to Oregon, and wrote his first book, The Winners.
1982 - On November of this year, his actress daughter, Dominique Dunne, was murdered. Dunne attended the trial of her murderer (John Thomas Sweeney) and subsequently wrote Justice: A Father's Account of the Trial of his Daughter's Killer.
1985 – He wrote his second book “The Two Mrs. Grenvilles” in this year, “People like Us” in 1988, and “An Inconvenient Woman” in 1990.
1993 – This year, he wrote “A Season in Purgatory” and “Another City Not My Own”, a novel in the form of memoir in 1997.
2005 - Gary Condit won an undisclosed amount of money and an apology from Dunne, who had earlier implicated him in the disappearance of Chandra Levy.
2006 - On November of this year, he was sued again by Condit for comments made about the former politician on Larry King Live on CNN.
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