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Santa Monica, California, USA
Place of Death
West Hollywood, California, USA
Cause of Death
Murdered by strangulation
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Dominique Dunne was born to a life of privilege in Santa Monica. After her parents` divorce, she moved first to New York, and then to a posh home in Beverly Hills. Upon graduation from high school, Dominique went to the University of Colorado to study acting, leaving after one year to pursue her career. Three weeks after arriving in Hollywood, she landed her first gig. Others roles soon followed, notably her role as Dana Freeling, the eldest daughter in Poltergeist (1982), and Dominique was soon well known in the Hollywood social scene. Well liked by all who knew her, Dominique seemed to be at the top of the world. Then, at a party she met John Thomas Sweeney, the chef at popular LA nightspot Ma Maison. The two began a relationship, which turned stormy. Sweeney was uncontrollable and abusive (so abusive that Dominique did not need makeup to play the role of an abuse victim on "Hill Street Blues" (1981)). Dominique ended the relationship on October 30, 1982. That same night, a distraught Sweeney raced to her house, where she and actor David Packer were rehearsing a scene from "V: The Final Battle" (1984), dragged her outside, and strangled her, leaving her brain dead. Five days later, she was removed from life support and died, cutting short a brilliant career and leaving behind scores of shocked and angry loved ones.
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Dominique Ellen Dunne
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Dominique Ellen Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. She appeared in several television films and series from 1979 to 1982, but was best known for portraying Dana Freeling, the oldest daughter, in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist.
Lovely brown hair, haunting brown eyes
Dominick Dunne (deceased) (famous author and tv host)
Griffin Dunne (actor)
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passed away on 4th Nov 1982 aged 22. |||
Dominique Dunne passed away on 4th Nov 1982 aged 22.
Dominique Dunne was in a relationship with John Thomas Sweeney.
Dominique Dunne is a 22 year old American Actress. Born Dominique Ellen Dunne on 23rd November, 1959 in Santa Monica, California, USA, she is famous for Poltergeist in a career that spans 1979–1982. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.
Dominique Dunne is a member of the following lists:
Actresses from Santa Monica, California,
Murdered actresses and
20th-century American actresses.
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