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Liz Smith

AKA Mary Elizabeth Smith

Born: 2-Feb-1923
Birthplace: Fort Worth, TX

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual [1]
Occupation: Columnist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gossip Columnist


[1] According to her memoir, Natural Blonde: A Memoir (2000). See also James Poniewozik, "Liz Outs Self! (Sorta!)", Time, 25 Sep 2000: "Smith writes of a doomed youthful romance with a fellow female student at the University of Texas; their parents read their love letters and forced the two apart."

Father: Sloan Smith (d. 1962)
Mother: Elizabeth (d. 1987)
Brother: James (d. 1998 automobile crash)
Brother: Bobby
Husband: George Edward Beeman (m. 1945, div. 1947, two children)
Husband: Fred Lister (m. 1957, div. 1962)

    University: Hardin-Simmons University (one year)
    University: BA Journalism, University of Texas at Austin (1949)

    The New York Post Gossip Columnist (1991-2009)
    Newsday Gossip Columnist (1991-1995)
    The New York Daily News Gossip Columnist (1976-91)
    Sports Illustrated Entertainment Editor
    Cosmopolitan Columnist
    Wedding: Larry Fortensky and Elizabeth Taylor (1991)
    Birthday: Elizabeth Taylor (1992)
    Wedding: David Gest and Liza Minnelli (2002)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    The Smurfs (28-Jul-2011) · Party Guest
    Smash His Camera (Jan-2010) · Herself
    Buffy the Vampire Slayer (31-Jul-1992) · Reporter
    The Fan (15-May-1981) · Herself

Author of books:
The Mother Book (1979)
Natural Blonde: A Memoir (2000, memoir)
Dishing: Great Dish -- and Dishes -- from America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist (2005, cooking)


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