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.
For more than a quarter-century, Smith's column — titled "Liz Smith" — was one of the most widely read in the world. Its success was due in part to Smith's own celebrity status, giving her insider access.
She started her own column at the New York Daily News in 1976. Known as the "Dame of Dish," Smith helped usher in the era of celebrity journalism in print and television. Her reporting on Donald and Ivana Trump's divorce made front-page news.
Here's a look back at her life and legacy.