Milestones: John Gregory Dunne

DIED. JOHN GREGORY DUNNE, 71, novelist, essayist and (in collaboration with his wife Joan Didion) screenwriter; of a heart attack; in New York City. For five years in the late '50s, he was a writer for TIME. His novels (Dutch Shea, Jr.; True Confessions) were full of Irishry--tough and compassionate, knowing without being cynical, true expressions of a complicated, cranky, lovable man whose hatred of hypocrisy was legendary. But his best subject was Hollywood, which he anatomized in two books (Monster; The Studio) and many articles. These were inside jobs--but without the malevolence and condescension many writers bring to their true...

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