Robert Durst Biography
Robert Durst was born into a wealthy American real estate family and grew up in Scarsdale, New York before attending Lehigh University where he received a bachelors degree in economics. He gained a reputation as a mild eccentric and as his life progressed controversy always seemed to follow his every footstep.
He has been subject to numerous police investigations including being convicted of dismembering the body of his Galveston neighbour Morris Black. Durst avoided a murder conviction by claiming he acted in self defence during the struggle in which Black died.
The disappearance in 1982 of his first wife Kathleen McCormack has kept the finger of suspicion pointing at Durst for decades and despite many investigations being conducted into him charges have never been filed.
Quite bizarrely Robert Durst appeared in a TV documentary called 'The Jinx' in the hope he could improve his public image but subsequent to this he was charged with the murder of his old friend Susan Berman. One sentence near the end of The Jinx helped to seal his fate when he announced "What the hell did I do? Killed them all, of course".
There were of course other quips he has famously uttered over the years and here is my list of six of the best Robert Durst quotes.