Truman Capote Biography

Truman Streckfus Persons, known as Truman Capote, was an American author, screenwriter and playwright, 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 of Capote novels, stories, and plays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. He had discovered his calling as a writer by the age of 11, and for the rest of his childhood he honed his writing ability. Capote began his professional career writing short stories. The critical success of one story, "Miriam", attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, and resulted in a contract to write the novel Other Voices, Other Rooms. Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood, a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home. Capote spent four years writing the book aided by his lifelong friend Harper Lee, who wrote To Kill a Mockingbird. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Truman Capote
Full Name:
Truman Streckfus Persons
Nationality:
United States of America
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Screenwriter, Actor, Playwright
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1924
Astrological Sign:
Libra
Date of Death:
August 25, 1984
Age at Death:
59
Cause of Death:
Liver failure
Truman Capote Timeline
  • 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).
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