NEW YORK –– Liz Smith, the legendary New York gossip writer, died Sunday at age 94.

Known as the “Grand Dame of Dish,” Smith began her journalism career as a CBS Radio news producer for Mike Wallace before starting as a ghostwriter for the Hearst gossip column Cholly Knickerbocker in the late 1950s.

She moved on to work for Cosmopolitan and Sports Illustrated in the 1960s, and then began a self-titled column at the New York Daily News in 1976.

Eventually, her column became syndicated in almost 70 newspapers as she made famous friends like Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando.

Among her most famous work was covering the high-profile divorce between Donald Trump and his wife Ivana.

Trump once offered to buy the Daily News just to fire Smith, the New York Times reported this year.

Her “Live at Five” show on WNBC television lasted 11 years, during which she won an Emmy for reporting in 1985.

After leaving the Daily News in 1991, Smith jumped to several local newspapers, including Newsday and the New York Post.

In her 2000 memoir “Natural Blonde,” Smith, who had been married twice before, came out as bisexual, which she called “gender neutrality.”

“I think that my relationships with women were always much more emotionally satisfying and comfortable (than with men),” she told The Advocate that year.

“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.”