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Friday Night With Oleg Frish on RTVI - Liz Smith
Friday Night With Oleg Frish on RTVI - Liz Smith
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Dominick Dunne Award 2
Dominick Dunne Award 2
DATE: 2009/06/03::
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Dominick Dunne award 3
Dominick Dunne award 3
DATE: 2009/06/03::
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Dominick Dunne award 1
Dominick Dunne award 1
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T.J. Martell Foundation
T.J. Martell Foundation's Women of Influence Luncheon, 2013.
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wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
wowOwow.com | Charlie Rose
DATE: 2008/04/09::
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Stephen Smith Wants Blacks To Vote Republican
Stephen Smith Wants Blacks To Vote Republican
DATE: 2015/04/07::
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University of Salford Journalism Awards 2014
University of Salford Journalism Awards 2014
DATE: 2014/06/13::
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Feds Save AIG
Feds Save AIG
DATE: 2008/09/17::
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ELAINE STRITCH LIVE AT THE LGBT CENTER!
ELAINE STRITCH LIVE AT THE LGBT CENTER!
DATE: 2009/02/09::
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Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
Russell Brand Kisses Reporter and Tries To Undo Her Bra
DATE: 2012/09/24::
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WILL SMITH SLAPS REPORTER ON VIDEO AT MEN IN BLACK 3 PREMIERE
WILL SMITH SLAPS REPORTER ON VIDEO AT MEN IN BLACK 3 PREMIERE
DATE: 2012/05/21::
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Liz Jeffery on "Happy as Clams, The Musical"
Liz Jeffery on "Happy as Clams, The Musical"
DATE: 2014/12/08::
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EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
EXTRA MINUTES | Reporter interview with Liz Hayes
DATE: 2014/05/11::
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Grand tour of British journalism censorship & cover-ups: Tony Gosling at Green Gathering 2014
Grand tour of British journalism censorship & cover-ups: Tony Gosling at Green Gathering 2014
DATE: 2014/08/09::
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TV3 Issues - July 1992
TV3 Issues - July 1992
DATE: 2013/05/12::
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Journalist Graeme Smith on Canada
Journalist Graeme Smith on Canada's mission in Afghanistan
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This Is What Happens When A Journalist Forces A Banker To Actually Answer A Question
This Is What Happens When A Journalist Forces A Banker To Actually Answer A Question
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(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
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DOGETOR WOW!
DOGETOR WOW!
DATE: 2013/12/18::
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What
What's the point in the Labour party now? | Owen Jones talks
DATE: 2015/06/01::
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In the Life: Ep. 402, "Civil Rights, Gay Rights"
In the Life: Ep. 402, "Civil Rights, Gay Rights"
DATE: 2015/06/30::
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AP Reporter Grills State Dept for Obama Admin
AP Reporter Grills State Dept for Obama Admin's 'Anonymous Whining' about Israel
DATE: 2015/03/24::
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Business success: what
Business success: what's luck got to do with it?
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"20,000 Voices" - Keynote Speaker: Liz Walker
"20,000 Voices" - Keynote Speaker: Liz Walker
DATE: 2013/03/04::
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CBS Atlanta News Reporter Punched in the Face On-Air (News)
CBS Atlanta News Reporter Punched in the Face On-Air (News)
DATE: 2013/02/03::
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Kara Swisher, Jonah Peretti, Shane Smith, and David Carr on New and Old Media
Kara Swisher, Jonah Peretti, Shane Smith, and David Carr on New and Old Media
DATE: 2014/10/28::
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'Fat' Shane Warne pissed off with dickhead journalist 1997
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Embarrassing Biz Moment: Louisa Bojesen, Financial Journalist, CNBC Europe
Embarrassing Biz Moment: Louisa Bojesen, Financial Journalist, CNBC Europe
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Hair styling GURU Jose Batistine from  Indra Salon gives Stewart Smith Photography a shout out.
Hair styling GURU Jose Batistine from Indra Salon gives Stewart Smith Photography a shout out.
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Jordanian Journalists Come To Blows On Live TV.
Jordanian Journalists Come To Blows On Live TV.
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[FULL] Quentin Sommerville BBC News Reporter Inhales Burning Drugs And Can
[FULL] Quentin Sommerville BBC News Reporter Inhales Burning Drugs And Can't Finish Report
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Liz Claman and her fantastic body
Liz Claman and her fantastic body
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Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
Yellow Journalism - The fate of a gossip columnist
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Good News: Ten More Examples Of Journalistic Excellence
Good News: Ten More Examples Of Journalistic Excellence
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WCYB Reporter Reel: Shelby Morris
WCYB Reporter Reel: Shelby Morris
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Jo Grant from Doctor Who: Feminism in the Whoniverse with Dr. Rosanne Welch
Jo Grant from Doctor Who: Feminism in the Whoniverse with Dr. Rosanne Welch
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GCN
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HPI Investigates The Shutter Poltergeist of Marysville
HPI Investigates The Shutter Poltergeist of Marysville
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Angela Ivancevic speaks about surviving domestic violence
Angela Ivancevic speaks about surviving domestic violence
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Rachael Yamagata - Returns to Sages and Scientists 2013
Rachael Yamagata - Returns to Sages and Scientists 2013
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Take Five with Warren, S.3, Ep.11: Caroline Hayes, Freelance Journalist
Take Five with Warren, S.3, Ep.11: Caroline Hayes, Freelance Journalist
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Reimagining Tech Journalism
Reimagining Tech Journalism
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Interview - Liz Lerman at Systems of Sustainability
Interview - Liz Lerman at Systems of Sustainability
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Josh McConnell Broadcast Journalism Demo Reel, May 2014
Josh McConnell Broadcast Journalism Demo Reel, May 2014
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Pennsylvania Newsmakers 7/28/13: Journalists on Governor
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Tusk - Trailer (2014) Kevin Smith
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PEP Talk Season 1, pepisode 12 with Stan Evan Smith
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For other people named Liz Smith, see Elizabeth Smith (disambiguation).
Liz Smith
LizSmithSept2011.jpg
Smith in September 2011
Born Mary Elizabeth Smith
(1923-02-02) February 2, 1923 (age 92)
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1950–present
Spouse(s) George Edward Beeman (divorced)

Mary Elizabeth "Liz" 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 1944. But she left him to enroll in the University of Texas where all her papers and memorabilia are in the Dolph Brisco Center. They were divorced several years later.

Smith graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Journalism in 1949, where she wrote for The Daily Texan, 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 Allan 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 entertainment editor as well.

Liz Smith is one of the founding members, along with Lesley Stahl, Mary Wells Lawrence and Joni Evans of wowOwow.com. It has become Bob Pittman's Pure Wow site. A new 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.[1]

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.[2]

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.[3]

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." [4] She is twice-divorced and currently resides alone in an apartment in Manhattan's Murray Hill neighborhood. 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"[5][6]
  • On journalism: "Gossip is a luxury we can no longer afford."[7]

References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

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