Liz Smith, known as “the Doyenne of Dish” or “the Grand Dame of Dish” and one of the most renowned gossip columnists in the country for decades, has died from natural causes in New York and she was 94 years old, Literary agent Joni Evans confirmed to the Associated Press on Sunday.
Smith was married and twice divorced twice to her ex-husbands, George Beeman from 1945-1957, and to Fred Lister from 1957-1962.
Premier Gossip Columnist Liz Smith Dies At Age 94 Due To Natural Causes
Despite going through two marital relationships with men, Smith had once spoken out about her bisexuality in an indirect way. During an interview with Judy Wieder, editor-in-chief of the Advocate, in the year 2000, Smith declared that while it was not in her nature to be a role model in the LGBT movement, she thinks;
my relationships with women were always much more emotionally satisfying and comfortable (than with men). And a lot of my relationships with men were more flirtatious and adversarial. I just never felt I was wife material. I always felt that I was a great girlfriend.