American author (1924-1984)
Truman Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984) was an American author. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana 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.
|Born||Truman Streckfus Persons|
September 30, 1924
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
|Died||August 25, 1984 (aged 59)|
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Resting place||Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles|
|Occupation||Artist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright|
|Literary movement||Southern Gothic|
|Notable works||In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)|
Capote was openly gay. He died of liver cancer in Los Angeles, California, aged 59.
- ↑ TCM
- ↑ "Novelguide". Archived from the original on 2013-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-29.