Liz Smith

  • Born: February 2, 1923
  • Died: November 12, 2017
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Liz Smith

Legendary Gossip Columnist...

Gossip columnist Liz Smith, whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A-list as high as many of the celebrities she covered, has died at the age of 94, according to the Associated Press. For full coverage and obituary from, click here.

Condolence & Memory Journal


Goodbye to the Grande Dame of Dish Liz Smith,
Liz Smith, the syndicated Longtime Queen gossip columnist whose mixture of banter, barbs, and bon mots about the glitterati helped her climb the A - list as high as many of the celebrities she covered. "Liz" was syndicated for years in 60 to 70 other news papers, even as she appeared on television news and entertainment programs and wrote magazine articles and books. She spent five years as news producer for NBC - TV. She worked for Alan Funt on Candid Camera. Smith appear daily as gossip column on WNBC TV'S Live at Five and stayed with the program for Eleven years. She won a Emmy for the her Reporting on Live at Five for WNBC in 1985. I used to watch her doing the Celebrity Gossip News on WNBC TV at Five. Also, She was not an exceptional writer or reporter, although there were occasional scoops-the 1990 splits of Donald and Ivana Trump, Madonna's 1996 pregnacy. A great, excellent gossip columnist she was to cover, reporter the news of celebrity that we wanted to hear. Thanks for the memories, laughter that you have given to us and she will be missed, yet not to forgotten. Liz was greeted when she walk through those pearly gates, has reunited with some of her old friends, having drinks while they are talking. My thoughts, prayers are with Liz's Family...

Posted by Jennifer Baribault - Hamden, CT   December 12, 2017

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family for their loss. May you find comfort and help in God during this time of sorrow.

Posted by M C    December 04, 2017

Sending heartfelt condolences for Ms Smith's family. Please find comfort in 'the God of all comfort'.

Posted by A friend   November 26, 2017

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to Liz's family and friends on their loss. She was an excellent reporter whose columns were always truthful. She will be missed by her many readers. Fran G.

Posted by A friend   November 22, 2017

A great journalist has left us, but Liz will never be forgotten. Sincere sympathy to her family and friends. Barbara M.

Posted by A friend   November 19, 2017

Liz's columns were better than any gossip shows on tv today. She reported honestly and with flair. She was a memorable journalist. RIP

Posted by A friend   November 18, 2017

Liz's daily columns were always interesting and entertaining. She reported on all the "happenings" that people enjoyed reading. Liz was the best at what she did. She will be missed by her many, many admirers. Pat D.

Posted by A friend   November 17, 2017

Liz was a great journalist who entertained her readers with memorable stories of the rich and famous. She was a very talented lady in her story telling. May her family know through these loving messages how much she was admired. Mary T.

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2017

Please accept my condolences on the loss of your love one

Posted by A friend   November 16, 2017

I'd never met anyone with so much love to give until I married into the Smith family. Mary Bibba as we called her, was one who always treated every individual special. You'll truly be missed, sweet darling.

Posted by - San Antonio, TX   November 14, 2017

May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Smith family and friends at this difficult time.

Posted by Carlotta    November 14, 2017

May God grant you comfort during this stressful time
My prayers are with you

Posted by Wp - GA   November 14, 2017


To Liz Smith,
You were a very good gossip columnist for the Daily News& I enjoyed watching E entertainment television the gossip show. My prayers go to you, your family& friends. Lisa Weiner

Posted by Lisa Weiner - Brooklyn, NY   November 14, 2017

Liz's funny remarks of the rich and famous kept her column always interesting. Everyone who followed her daily column were truly entertained. She was a classy lady who will never be forgotten. A Fan

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2017

My sincere condolences to the family of Liz Smith. May you find comfort in knowing that your dear one is safe in the memory of God and he will continue to sustain you at this time of great loss. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17.

Posted by A friend   November 14, 2017

Liz Smith was a very well-known celebrity who kept the public abreast of celebrity going-ons. I was not aware of her age but she lived a long glamorous life. May the family take memories of Liz and use those memories to move forward emotionally. May your time spent with her direct you to look to the hope of seeing her again without her aging, getting sick and without dying.

Posted by Mrs. K. Jackson - IN   November 14, 2017


Posted by Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN   November 13, 2017

I always read Liz's columns with enjoyment and laughter. She was never cruel in her reporting on the famous. She will be truly missed by her millions of admirers. Jane M.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Liz was a blast to be around and a genuine friend to all she took under her wing. I think some of these old friends who passed before her greeted her at the pearly gates and probably asked her what took her so long... I can see Ann Richards standing there smiling, arms wide open, waiting for her dear friend. A great person, another that we won't see the likes of, ever again.

Posted by - Bel Air, CA   November 13, 2017

Throw all your anxiety on the Lord because he cares for you. My sincere condolence. 1Pe.5:7

Posted by C. L. - Lawrenceville, GA   November 13, 2017

My sincere condolence to family of Liz Smith. God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

So deeply sorry about your loss. Liz will be missed dearly. May you keep her fond memories close at heart.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017


Godspeed Liz, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   November 13, 2017


So sorry to read of the passing of the "sassy", entertaining & interesting Liz Smith. My condolences, thoughts & prayers go out to her family, friends & associates. May she rest in eternal peace & may the perpetual light shine upon her.

Posted by Nancy Woodwell-Freedman - Sandy Hook, CT   November 13, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you find peace and hope in the days ahead by trusting in God. Romans 15:13.

Posted by Martha    November 13, 2017

I was a nobody and Liz treated me like a king. Her kindness was immeasurable. Thank you, Liz.

Posted by Dan S - NY, NY - friend   November 13, 2017

I am sorry to hear of the death of Ms. Smith. May the family find peace and comfort from your memories and your faith in the future promises.
M.Williams, Ewing, NJ.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017


Rest in peace.

Posted by - Roselle, NJ   November 13, 2017

Sincere condolences to the Smith family for your loss. May her legacy of love for life and all it holds live on through each of you. May God provide the needed comfort during your time of mourning.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

It's always difficult when we loose a love one regardless of their age. To the family I offer you my sincere sympathy. Still such a beautiful women. May our Creator grant you the peace and comfort needed to endure.

Posted by Hyse    November 13, 2017

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Offering our deepest sympathies to all who loved her. She will obviously be greatly missed. May the God who gives Peace bring you comfort.

Posted by Daniels    November 13, 2017

My sincere condolences for your loss.

Posted by YA    November 13, 2017

I am sorry for the loss of Liz, who kept others in the "know" about many people, that we are familiar with in today's society.

Liz lived to be nearly a century old. Even still, it hurts when we lose a loved one in death.

May the God of tender mercy comfort the family at this moment in your life.
2nd Cor. 1:3.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Condolences to Ms. Smith's loved ones.

Posted by - NC   November 13, 2017

My condolences to the Smith family.May the God of all comfort be with you during this difficult time.

Posted by Lee    November 13, 2017

May God strengthen and comfort the family during your time of sorrow.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Draw close to God and he will draw close to you.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Draw close to God and he will comfort and strengthen you.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017

Sorry for your loss. May you draw comfort from the scripture at Ecclesiastes 9 : 5 that show your loved ones a resting in peace.

Posted by A friend   November 13, 2017


Godspeed Liz.

Posted by Sheila - L.A., CA   November 12, 2017

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