Legendary New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dies at 94

Legendary New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dies at 94

Legendary New York gossip columnist Liz Smith dies at 94

Liz Smith, the longtime queen of New York's tabloid gossip columns, who for more than three decades chronicled the lives of the rich and the famous, died on Sunday at her home in Manhattan.

She famously broke the news of Trump's separation from his first wife, Ivana, in the New York Daily News, one of several papers where she worked over the years.

From hardscrabble nights writing snippets for a Hearst newspaper in the 1950s to golden afternoons at Le Cirque with Frank Sinatra or Audrey Hepburn and dinners with Madonna to gather material for columns that ran six days a week, Smith captivated millions with her tattletale chitchat. "Still, I'm having a lot of fun". "The truth was I thought I could get him to give me money for my charities". I didn't deserve it.

Born in Fort Worth, Texas in 1923, Smith arrived in New York City in 1949 after graduating the University of Texas, inspired by the likes of Walter Winchell and "the glamour and excitement of New York", she told the Times in a profile published earlier this year. "And you're not supposed to seek access". She later wrote for Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated.

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Her 2000 memoir, Natural Blonde, was a New York Times best-seller and featured stories of stars including Julia Roberts, the Kennedy clan, Tom Cruise and Katharine Hepburn. I was still - and still am - living a very diverse kind of life. "I always felt that I was a great girlfriend".

Her syndicated daily column moved over to Newsday and then also to the New York Post.

She was at one point the highest-paid print journalist in the USA - earning more than $1 million a year - and snagged exclusive interviews with celebrities, politicians and NY bigwigs including Ivana Trump, who dished to Smith about her split from Donald Trump in 1990. And it's on the house. As Hamilton Nolan wrote, "It is a sparkly career to be proud of".

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