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Liz Smith - February 19, 2015
Liz Smith - February 19, 2015
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Society of the Silurians
Liz Smith (journalist)
Liz Smith (journalist)
Published: 2016/09/16
Channel: WikiWikiup
OBM - Journalist - Liz Smith
OBM - Journalist - Liz Smith
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: Our Best Moments
Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Alcoholism and Anxiety
Elizabeth Vargas Opens Up About Alcoholism and Anxiety
Published: 2016/09/08
Channel: ABC News
Journalism- COLLEGE
Journalism- COLLEGE
Published: 2015/04/01
Channel: Liz Smith
Dominick Dunne award 1
Dominick Dunne award 1
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
Liz Crokin on the Cover-up of a Recent Presidential Candidate
Liz Crokin on the Cover-up of a Recent Presidential Candidate's Affair That Inspired Her Book & More
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Book Circle Online
This is What Winning Looks Like - WeAreChangeCT talks to Journalist Ben Anderson
This is What Winning Looks Like - WeAreChangeCT talks to Journalist Ben Anderson
Published: 2014/06/23
Channel: wearechangect
Healing, Bridge-Building, and Empowerment to Address Gun Violence
Healing, Bridge-Building, and Empowerment to Address Gun Violence
Published: 2017/06/07
Channel: Harvard Divinity School
Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
Published: 2012/09/24
Channel: Ganjali
Liz Smith Q&A
Liz Smith Q&A
Published: 2016/04/25
Channel: Society of the Silurians
Dominick Dunne Award 2
Dominick Dunne Award 2
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
Dominick Dunne award 3
Dominick Dunne award 3
Published: 2009/06/03
Channel: VFizz
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Published: 2013/01/28
Channel: James Sherwood
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Smith Leadership Academy - Liz Walker praises SLA Students 2012
Published: 2013/02/03
Channel: James Sherwood
This Old Ghost - #OCDweek
This Old Ghost - #OCDweek
Published: 2016/05/16
Channel: The Secret Illness
wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: Charlie Rose
Steve Harvey Breaks Down After Seeing His Mama
Steve Harvey Breaks Down After Seeing His Mama's House
Published: 2015/01/16
Channel: Steve Harvey
ROSANNA SMITH MMJ
ROSANNA SMITH MMJ
Published: 2017/05/07
Channel: Rosanna Smith
Feds Save AIG
Feds Save AIG
Published: 2008/09/17
Channel: CBS
LAMMY
LAMMY'S 2015 LIZ SMITH AND JOHN WATERS
Published: 2015/06/02
Channel: Jim Fouratt
AEOSOPS Fables Come To Life at the Long Island Children
AEOSOPS Fables Come To Life at the Long Island Children's Museum
Published: 2016/04/12
Channel: MyLITV
Liz Gets A Meeting, Sort Of (Part 4)
Liz Gets A Meeting, Sort Of (Part 4)
Published: 2016/05/12
Channel: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
T.J. Martell Foundation
T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Luncheon, 2013.
Published: 2013/05/10
Channel: WorldLibertytv1
TV3 Issues - July 1992
TV3 Issues - July 1992
Published: 2013/05/12
Channel: Freemaño YT
Liz Jeffery on "Happy as Clams, The Musical"
Liz Jeffery on "Happy as Clams, The Musical"
Published: 2014/12/08
Channel: Long Island Children's Museum
University of Salford Journalism Awards 2014
University of Salford Journalism Awards 2014
Published: 2014/06/13
Channel: Quays News
Give it to Liz  Lyric by Stephen Cole, Music by Glen Roven sung by Gary Beach
Give it to Liz Lyric by Stephen Cole, Music by Glen Roven sung by Gary Beach
Published: 2015/12/25
Channel: Stephen Mitchell
How to get a job in journalism
How to get a job in journalism
Published: 2012/12/03
Channel: Sue Burzynski Bullard
Celebrities Getting Angry - Compilation
Celebrities Getting Angry - Compilation
Published: 2016/06/18
Channel: Red Sky
In this Reporter
In this Reporter's Notebook, AP videojournalist Jason Bronis follows President Obama to the G20 summ
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Aircraft and Private Jets:: When the magic happens. Business aviation in Basel, November 24 2016
Aircraft and Private Jets:: When the magic happens. Business aviation in Basel, November 24 2016
Published: 2016/11/25
Channel: GearUp TV
Angel of Saigon - Teaser Trailer
Angel of Saigon - Teaser Trailer
Published: 2016/06/10
Channel: fraught
Liz Hayes on how archives support the work of journalists
Liz Hayes on how archives support the work of journalists
Published: 2016/09/14
Channel: National Film and Sound Archive of Australia (NFSA)
Unelectable Corbyn Elected Again!
Unelectable Corbyn Elected Again!
Published: 2016/09/25
Channel: Jonathan Pie
NYT public editor backs off criticism of reporters
NYT public editor backs off criticism of reporters' tweets
Published: 2016/12/07
Channel: Fox News
Universities and Slavery | 1 of 5 | Keynote || Radcliffe Institute
Universities and Slavery | 1 of 5 | Keynote || Radcliffe Institute
Published: 2017/03/15
Channel: Harvard University
Sky News - Live
Sky News - Live
Published: 2015/08/10
Channel: Sky News
Liz Barclay Moderating the 2013 Hiscox Royal Institution Debate
Liz Barclay Moderating the 2013 Hiscox Royal Institution Debate
Published: 2013/04/09
Channel: Tony Fitzpatrick
Media Shield Law fails to protect journalists
Media Shield Law fails to protect journalists
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: RT America
Business success: what
Business success: what's luck got to do with it?
Published: 2013/03/21
Channel: Hiscox UK
What TYT The Young Turks Are Not Allowed To Tell You
What TYT The Young Turks Are Not Allowed To Tell You
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: TYTtheYoungTurds
In the Life: Ep. 402, "Civil Rights, Gay Rights"
In the Life: Ep. 402, "Civil Rights, Gay Rights"
Published: 2015/06/30
Channel: UCLAFilmTVArchive
Why Journalists Are Calling It Quits | Bullish
Why Journalists Are Calling It Quits | Bullish
Published: 2015/11/11
Channel: TechCrunch
Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
Published: 2012/07/04
Channel: Paul Fassett
(The 3rd Doctor) A Tribute To The 1st-11th Doctors DVD Covers Part 3 of 11
(The 3rd Doctor) A Tribute To The 1st-11th Doctors DVD Covers Part 3 of 11
Published: 2013/06/23
Channel: Ade Fine
Goldman Sachs Tells Employees Not to Have Christmas Parties in Their Homes
Goldman Sachs Tells Employees Not to Have Christmas Parties in Their Homes
Published: 2009/11/30
Channel: ThisIsADreamRight
Rachael Yamagata - Returns to Sages and Scientists 2013
Rachael Yamagata - Returns to Sages and Scientists 2013
Published: 2014/03/21
Channel: TheChopraFoundation
John McDonnell vs right-wing ideology (Question Time 17 Sept 2015)
John McDonnell vs right-wing ideology (Question Time 17 Sept 2015)
Published: 2015/09/18
Channel: I Am Incorrigible
9 pic of Rachel Uchitel Tiger Woods
9 pic of Rachel Uchitel Tiger Woods' Alleged Mistress
Published: 2009/12/02
Channel: CreateDoppelGangers
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Liz Smith
LizSmithSept2011.jpg
Smith in September 2011
Born Mary Elizabeth Smith
(1923-02-02) February 2, 1923 (age 94)
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Residence Murray Hill, Manhattan, New York
Other names The Grand Dame of Dish
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1950–present
Spouse(s) George Edward Beeman (divorced)

Mary Elizabeth Smith (born February 2, 1923) is an American gossip columnist. She is known as "The Grand Dame of Dish".

Early life and career[edit]

Smith was born in Fort Worth, Texas. She married her college sweetheart, George Edward Beeman, a World War II bombardier, in 1945 but left him to enroll at the University of Texas, where her papers and memorabilia are kept in the Dolph Briscoe Center. They were divorced two years later.

Smith graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in journalism in 1949, where she wrote for The Daily Texan and The Texas Ranger,[1] then moved to New York where she worked as a typist, a proofreader and a reporter before she broke into the media world as a news producer for Mike Wallace at CBS Radio. She spent five years as a news producer for NBC-TV. She also worked for Allen Funt on Candid Camera.

In the late 1950s Smith worked as a ghostwriter for the popular "Cholly Knickerbocker" gossip column that appeared in the Hearst newspapers. After leaving that column in the early 1960s she went to work for Helen Gurley Brown as the entertainment editor for the American version of Cosmopolitan magazine, later working simultaneously as Sports Illustrated's entertainment editor as well.

Liz Smith, along with Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells Lawrence and Joni Evans, is a founding member of wowOwow.com, a website for women to talk culture, politics and gossip.

Gossip column[edit]

On February 16, 1976, Smith began a self-titled gossip column for the New York Daily News. During a 1979 newspaper strike, her Daily News editors asked her to appear daily on WNBC-TV's Live at Five, and she stayed with the program for eleven years. Her exposure on television made Smith a popular figure on the Manhattan social scene and provided fodder for her column, which had, by then, been syndicated to nearly seventy newspapers. She won an Emmy for her reporting on Live at Five for WNBC in 1985.[2]

Smith was hired by Fox Broadcasting Company heads Barry Diller and Rupert Murdoch to develop a talk show, with Roger Ailes as her producer.

In 1991 Smith, shortly after her exclusive interviews with Ivana Trump at the time of her divorce from real-estate tycoon Donald Trump, moved to Newsday, where she stayed until 1995. Smith then signed on to the Murdoch-owned New York Post. She worked for Fox News for seven years and is now on Fox & Friends. She is the only columnist to ever have her column printed in three major New York City papers at the same time.

In April 2005, Smith left Newsday, over a contract dispute. The official discontinuation of her column came after several months of dispute among Smith, her lawyer David Blasband, and Newsday management. The matter was settled out of court and Smith continued at the New York Post and the Staten Island Advance, where her column still appeared.

On February 24, 2009, the Post announced that the paper would stop running Smith's column effective February 26, 2009, as a cost-cutting measure.[3]

Books[edit]

Her first book, The Mother Book was published in 1978.

Her 2000 memoir Natural Blonde made the New York Times Best Seller list.

In 2005, Smith published Dishing: Great Dish – And Dishes – From America's Most Beloved Gossip Columnist.[4]

As of September 11, 2012, she currently writes a blog for the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/liz-smith/, The NewYorkSocialDiary.com, Drudge, MyWay.com and many other Internet sites.

Personal life[edit]

Smith acknowledged her bisexuality (or as she refers to it, "gender neutrality") in her memoirs. But in the December 5, 2000 issue of The Advocate, Smith dug deeper and confided in Editor in Chief, Judy Wieder, that it isn't her nature to be a role model in the LGBT movement. However she admitted: "I think that my relationships with women were always much more emotionally satisfying and comfortable [than with men]. And a lot of my relationships with men were more flirtatious and adversarial. I just never felt I was wife material. I always felt that I was a great girlfriend." [5] She is twice-divorced and currently resides alone in an apartment in Manhattan. She was a good friend of former Texas Governor Ann Richards, and helped her to acculturate to New York City society after Richards left Texas.

She has raised millions of dollars for charities, $6 million for Literacy Partners, millions for AmFAR, the New York Landmarks Conservancy, PAL. and a lot of money for the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City under Mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Quotes[edit]

  • On reputation building: "You can't build a reputation on what you intend to do."
  • On weddings: "All weddings, except those with shotguns in evidence, are wonderful."
  • On decision making: "The greatest of all mistakes is to do nothing because you can only do a little. Do what you can."
  • On gossip: "Gossip is just news running ahead of itself in a red satin dress"[6][7]
  • On journalism: "Gossip is a luxury we can no longer afford."[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Holland, Richard A. The Texas Book: Profiles, History, and Reminiscences of the University (University of Texas Press, 2006), pp. 223–299.
  2. ^ 29th Annual New York Emmy® Awards
  3. ^ NY Post Cuts Longtime Gossip Maven Liz Smith Yahoo News, February 24, 2009
  4. ^ "Books by Liz Smith" at Amazon.
  5. ^ Wieder, Judy (2001). Wieder, Judy, ed. Celebrity: The Advocate Interviews. New York, NY: Advocate Books. p. 138. ISBN 1-55583-722-0. 
  6. ^ ThinkExist.com Quotations. "Liz Smith quotes". En.thinkexist.com. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  7. ^ "Liz Smith Quotes". BrainyQuote. 1923-02-02. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  8. ^ Speaking at the National Newspaper Association Conference immediately post 9/11/2001.

External links[edit]

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