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Dominique Dunne: An American Tragedy 

A biography of the short life of actress Dominique Dunne, documenting her arrival on the Hollywood scene, her tragic relationship with John David Sweeney, her subsequent murder at his hands... See full summary »

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Dominick Dunne ... Himself
Dominique Dunne ... Herself (archive footage)
Miguel Ferrer ... Himself
Gloria Gifford ... Herself
Charlene Tilton ... Herself
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A biography of the short life of actress Dominique Dunne, documenting her arrival on the Hollywood scene, her tragic relationship with John David Sweeney, her subsequent murder at his hands, and the aftermath of the murder. Written by Jason A. Cormier <wildrose@mindspring.com>

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USA

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English

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23 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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It was one of the first and best of E! True Hollywood Stories!
19 October 2006 | by SylviastelSee all my reviews

Dominique Dunne had everything going for her. She was on the brink of acting stardom and came from a prominent Dunne family. Unfortunately, she had an abusive relationship with her boyfriend which resulted in her tragic murder. The story here is well-told in two hours on E!. This and the Rebecca Shaeffer murder was also well-done with dignity, respect, and informative. I don't like her father, Dominic Dunne, who has been a thorn in the side of many defendants. He harbors a lot of resentment towards the legal system for failing to protect his daughter and keep her murderer behind bars. I can understand that but there is no reason to convict somebody without evidence supporting it. So Dunne's life was forever changed by his daughter's murder not for the better because his anger doesn't do anything except destroy his credibility. I know that parents of murdered children do hold this anger for the right reasons but I don't think Dunne has done anything productive except write books criticizing the legal system. I still feel for Dominique who had such a promising future as an actress and the tragic death of hers is an absolute loss to the acting community. If we can learn from her death, then her death was not entirely in vain.


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