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Dominique Ellen Dunne (November 23, 1959 – November 4, 1982) was an American actress.

Dunne made appearances in several made for television movies, television series, and films, and played a supporting role as the oldest daughter, Dana Freeling, in the 1982 film Poltergeist. She was strangled to death by her former boyfriend.

In 1982, after completing work on Poltergeist, Dunne met and later moved in with a Los Angeles chef, John Thomas Sweeney, who was sous-chef at the restaurant Ma Maison. The relationship was abusive and, after a short while, Dunne ended it. A few weeks later, on October 30, Sweeney strangled Dunne in the driveway of her home after she refused to reconcile with him. She fell into a deep coma for five days. She died on November 4, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California, less than 20 days before her 23rd birthday.

Her last TV appearance, airing after her death, was in an episode of Hill Street Blues titled "Requiem for a Hairbag". She played a teenage mother who is a victim of parental abuse. Some of her bruise marks were actual bruises inflicted by Sweeney the night before filming. The episode was dedicated to her memory.

Sweeney was originally charged with second-degree murder and assault to do great bodily harm; however, on November 10, 1983, the jury in the case acquitted him of these charges and found him guilty only of the lesser included offenses of voluntary manslaughter and misdemeanor assault. He was sentenced to 6½ years in prison, the maximum sentence he could have received, but he served less than four years before his release, having been given credit for time served before conviction. He was then hired as a chef at a restaurant in Santa Monica, California; Dunne's family publicly protested his employment there, and he was fired. In interviews, Dunne's father said that for a time he employed the services of private investigator Anthony Pellicano to follow and report upon Sweeney. According to Dunne's father, Pellicano reported that Sweeney had changed his name to John Maura and moved to the Pacific Northwest. Dunne's father said that he later decided that he no longer wished to squander his life following Sweeney and therefore discontinued any attempts to keep tabs on him.

Dunne was buried in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery near family friend Natalie Wood. In 1988, Heather O'Rourke, Dunne's young Poltergeist costar, was also buried close to her.

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