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Truman Capote
Truman Capote, 1980
Truman Capote, 1980
Born Truman Streckfus Persons
(1924-09-30)September 30, 1924
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Died August 25, 1984(1984-08-25) (aged 59)
Los Angeles, California, United States
Resting place Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles
Occupation Artist, novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright
Period 1943–84
Literary movement Southern Gothic
Notable works In Cold Blood, Breakfast at Tiffany's (novella)
Partner Jack Dunphy


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.

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

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