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Truman Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984) was an American author. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana[1] and grew up in Monroeville, Alabama, New York City and Greenwich, Connecticut. He is best known for writing the half-true novel, In Cold Blood. The novel is based on a murder that happened in Kansas in the 1950s. He became good friends with the man accused of the murder.

Truman Capote
Truman Capote, 1980
Truman Capote, 1980
BornTruman Streckfus Persons
(1924-09-30)September 30, 1924
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
DiedAugust 25, 1984(1984-08-25) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting placeWestwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles
OccupationArtist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright
Period1943–84
Literary movementSouthern Gothic
Notable worksIn Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)
PartnerJack Dunphy

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Capote was openly gay. He died of liver cancer in Los Angeles, California, aged 59.[2]

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