Dominique Dunne

Though she left behind several notable turns on television and one bonafide blockbuster in "Poltergeist" (1982), actress Dominique Dunne's lasting fame came as a result of her violent death at the hands of a deranged ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (8)

Louis L'Amour's "The Shadow Riders" 1982 - 1983 (TV Show)

Actor

Poltergeist 1982 (Movie)

Dana Freeling (Actor)

Unit 4 1981 - 1982 (TV Show)

Actor

Breaking Away 1980 - 1981 (TV Show)

Actor

The Day the Loving Stopped (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Though she left behind several notable turns on television and one bonafide blockbuster in "Poltergeist" (1982), actress Dominique Dunne's lasting fame came as a result of her violent death at the hands of a deranged boyfriend in 1982. The daughter of film producer-turned-journalist Dominick Dunne and ranching heiress Ellen Griffin, she was a feisty presence in her TV appearances and in "Poltergeist," where her anguished, terrified cry of "What's happening?" in the film's final moments perfectly encapsulated the reaction of the characters and the audience to the film's onslaught of terror. Sadly, her murder would cut short any promise offered by the film, though the efforts of her family to bring some semblance of justice to her killer's abbreviated sentence helped to make her an enduring symbol of the rights of crime victims everywhere.

Relationships

Griffin Dunne Actor

Brother
Born June 8, 1955

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