Funerals

Remembering Dominick Dunne

It was the kind of funeral he would have loved. Writer Dominick Dunne's farewell was as studded with celebrities as some of his best writing. Richard Gere, Julianna Margulies, Liev Schreiber, and Dana Delaney turned out, as did designer Diane von Furstenberg, while honorary pallbearers included composer Stephen Sondheim, current Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter, and playwright Mart Crowley. Father Daniel Morrissey said Dunne spent nine years planning his funeral, which began with his favorite Cole Porter Song "Anything Goes," down to the last detail. Dunne will be remembered for chronicling the lives of the rich and famous, and also for his foray into crime journalism, sparked by the killing of his daughter, Dominique Dunne, in 1982.