Truman Capote

Author Truman Capote

Full Name: Truman Streckfus Persons
Profession: Author

United States of America

Biography: Author of many literary classics, including the novella "Breakfast at Tiffany's" and the true crime novel "In Cold Blood".

Born: September 30, 1924
Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rat
Star Sign: Libra

Died: August 25, 1984 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Liver cancer

Historical Events

  • 1954-12-30 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote's musical "House of Flowers" premieres at Alvin Theater, NYC; runs for 165 performances
  • 1955-05-21 Harold Arlen and Truman Capote' musical "House of Flowers" closes at Alvin Theater, NYC, after 165 performances
  • 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)
  • 1961-10-05 "Breakfast at Tiffany's" film, based on the novella by Truman Capote, directed by Blake Edwards, and starring Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard, and Buddy Ebsen, premieres

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