Famous and legendary columnist was just pronounced dead. She truly left a legacy on earth.
She is best known as “the Grand Dame of Dish” or “the Doyenne of Dish.” Many would consider her the most prominent gossip columnists in the country for decades.
The beautiful Liz Smith has died in New York at age 94. According to reports her cause of death was from natural causes.
Joni Evans, who is a literary agent, confirmed the news to the Associated Press on Sunday. She was raised Southern Baptist, and started her column under her own name at the New York Daily News in 1976.
It wasn’t until three years later during a newspaper strike in New York City that her editors at the Daily News asked her to appear in daily segments on WNBC’s Live at Five newscast.
Apparently she remained with the program for 11 years, earning an Emmy in 1985. Of course this type of publicity had her column booming.
She was one of Manhattan’s greatest on the social scene. This helped served to “provide more material for her column, by this point in syndication in more than 70.”
Lix was a personality that no one could forget. She was wanted on every show and her gossip column was widely known by even the greatests of Manhattans social status.
“We mustn’t take ourselves too seriously in this world of gossip,” she told The Associated Press in 1987. “When you look at it realistically, what I do is pretty insignificant.
“Still, I’m having a lot of fun.”
Some friends of the star sent their condolences on social media.
“I was fortunate enough to work with the amazing Liz Smith,” Al Roker tweeted. He said that during his time at WNBC, she was nothing short of “fabulous.”
“Liz Smith was the definition of a lady,” actor James Woods tweeted. “She dished, but always found a way to make it entertaining and fun.”