Truman Capote - age: 59

Truman Capote

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ABOUT

Eccentric author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and In Cold Blood. His other literary works include The Grass Harp and the O. Henry Award-winning short story, Shut a Final Door.His famous true-crime work, In Cold Blood, was written following in-depth research and interviews with murderers.The movie adaptation of his famous novella, Breakfast as Tiffany's, stars actress Audrey Hepburn.

BEFORE FAME

He taught himself to read and write when he was a young child, and he published his first short stories when he was in his late teens. He was a childhood neighbor and close, lifelong friend of To Kill a Mockingbird author, Harper Lee.

PERSONAL LIFE

He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana to Lillie Mae Faulk and Archulus Persons. His birth name was Truman Streckfus Persons. In his adulthood, he had a long-term relationship with playwright and novelist, Jack Dunphy.

Historical Events in the Life of Truman Capote

1954-12-30 Harold Arlen/Truman Capotes musical premieres in NYC
1959-11-15 Richard "Dick" Hickock and Perry Smith murder four members of the Clutter Family at their farm outside Holcomb, Kansas (subject of Truman Capote book In Cold Blood).

Famous Quotes
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote

FUN FACTS

Novelist Truman Capote were born on Tuesday, in a leap year, birthstone is Sapphire, the seaon was Fall in the Chinese year of Rat, it is 268 days until Truman Capote next birthday.

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