Truman Capote

Truman Capote

Born: September 30, 1924

Died: August 25, 1984

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's and the true crime novel In Cold Blood, which he labeled a nonfiction novel. At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

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Source/Notes: Reported in Steven D. Price, 1001 Greatest Things Ever Said About California (2007), p. viii.