Liz Smith (journalist)

Liz Smith
Smith in September 2011
Born Mary Elizabeth Smith
(1923-02-02)February 2, 1923
Fort Worth, Texas, U.S.
Died November 12, 2017(2017-11-12) (aged 94)
Manhattan, New York, U.S.
Other names The Grand Dame of Dish
Alma mater University of Texas
Occupation Journalist
Years active 1950–2017
Spouse(s) George Edward Beeman
(m. 1945; div. 1947)

Fred Lister
(m. 1957; div. 1962)

Mary Elizabeth Smith (February 2, 1923 – November 12, 2017) was an American gossip columnist. She was known as "The Grand Dame of Dish". [1] During her career, she wrote columns for the New York Daily News, The Washington Post, and Cosmopolitan. She worked exclusively with Fox Broadcasting Company with Roger Ailes. From 1995 to 2005, Smith worked with Newsday.

Early life

Mary Elizabeth Smith was born on February 2, 1923 in Fort Worth, Texas. [2] She graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in journalism in 1949, where she wrote for The Daily Texan and The Texas Ranger. [3]

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