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Crime History: 'Poltergeist' actress strangled by ex-boyfriend

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On this day, Oct. 30, in 1982, actress Dominique Dunne, daughter of celebrity crime writer Dominick Dunne, was strangled by her ex-boyfriend. Dominique, 22, was best-known for her role as the oldest daughter, Dana, in the 1982 Academy Award nominated horror film "Poltergeist." But the relationship between Dunne and her boyfriend, Los Angeles chef John Thomas Sweeney, was stormy. Sweeney was so...

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