Remembering Renowned NY Columnist Liz Smith

Liz Smith, the famed gossip columnist who chronicled the highs and lows of New York society for decades and had a second calling as one of the city's most successful charitable fundraisers, has died Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at the age 94.

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Liz Smith leaves the Celebration of Life Memorial ceremony for Walter Cronkite, Wed. Aug. 9, 2009, at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
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Farrah Fawcett and Liz Smith celebrate Farrah's birthday.
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Actress singer Liza Minnelli (R) and columnist Liz Smith (L) at the Palladium.
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Liz Smith and Donald Trump attend Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Exhibition Gala on Dec. 8, 1986, at the Metropolitan Musuem of Art in New York City.
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Gossip columnist Liz Smith, businessman Donald Trump and his wife Ivana Trump attend 1001 Nights at the Big Apple Circus on Nov. 16,1987, in New York, New York.
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TV journalist Barbara Walters and gossip columnist Liz Smith attend the "Broadway Salute to Liz Smith" Gala to Benefit Literarcy Volunteers of New York City Pre-Cocktail Reception on June 13, 1983, at the Shubert Alley in New York City.
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Then-first lady Hillary Clinton, left, and gossip columnist Liz Smith stand at the podium together during the Police Athletic League's 11th Annual "Women of the Year" luncheon Tuesday, Dec. 7, 1999, in New York.
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New York columnist Liz Smith, left, and actress Florence Henderson at the GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Media Awards Monday, April 16, 2001, in New York. Smith received the Vito Russo award.
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Liz Smith speaks during a memorial for former Texas Gov. Ann Richards Monday, Sept. 18, 2006, in Austin, Texas.
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Liz Smith leaves the Celebration of Life Memorial ceremony for Walter Cronkite, Wed. Aug. 9, 2009, at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.
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Liz Smith and Candice Bergen were guests on "The View," on Sept. 25, 2009.
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Columnist Liz Smith (L) and Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) attend the 7th Annual Fete De Swifty benefit on Sept. 29, 2010, in New York City.
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Liz Smith appears on stage at "Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch" on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 in New York.
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