Dominique Dunne

1959 - 1982

Dominique Dunne

Dominique Ellen Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress. She appeared in several films and television series from 1979 to 1982, but was best known for portraying Dana Freeling in the 1982 horror film Poltergeist. On October 30, 1982, Dunne was strangled by her ex-boyfriend, John Thomas Sweeney, in the driveway of her West Hollywood home and went into a coma. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dominique Dunne has received more than 2,724,715 page views. Her biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 4,124th most popular actor.

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  • 43.20

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  • 19

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 2.83

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.08

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Dominique Dunne ranks 4,071 out of 8,832Before her are Jane Wyatt, Richard Masur, Leonor Varela, Rachel Ticotin, Ted Raimi, and Jane March. After her are Taylor Momsen, Roshan Seth, Elizabeth Reaser, Kenneth More, Jason Earles, and Greg Germann.

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Among people born in 1959, Dominique Dunne ranks 219Before her are Judd Nelson, Ulrich Matthes, Antonio Pappano, Daniela Romo, Kazimierz Marcinkiewicz, and Peter Molyneux. After her are Talia Balsam, Jack Wagner, Luis Pérez-Sala, John Sykes, Rubén Paz, and Timoleón Jiménez. Among people deceased in 1982, Dominique Dunne ranks 174Before her are Eleanor Powell, Jean Batten, Vasily Rudenkov, Arturo Rodríguez, Max de Terra, and Sheikh Abdullah. After her are Kenneth More, Tauno Palo, Virginia Fox, BP Koirala, Stanley Holloway, and Vitaly Daraselia.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Dominique Dunne ranks 6,262 out of 12,171Before her are Fats Navarro (null), Rachel Ticotin (1958), Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. (1902), Ted Raimi (1965), Ben Bova (1932), and Todd Haynes (1961). After her are James Cotton (1935), Taylor Momsen (1993), Elizabeth Reaser (1975), Jason Earles (1977), India Summer (1975), and Dan Bricklin (1951).

Among ACTORS In United States

Among actors born in United States, Dominique Dunne ranks 1,981Before her are Larry Linville (1939), June Foray (1917), Jane Wyatt (1910), Richard Masur (1948), Rachel Ticotin (1958), and Ted Raimi (1965). After her are Taylor Momsen (1993), Elizabeth Reaser (1975), Jason Earles (1977), Chris Mulkey (1948), Talia Balsam (1959), and Harry Myers (1882).