Truman Capote

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Birth Name: Truman Capote
Born: 09/30/1924
Birth Place: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Death Place: Los Angeles, California, USA
Died: 08/25/1984

Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on Sept. 20, 1924 in New Orleans, LA. His father, Archulus Persons, worked as a clerk and salesman at the family-owned Streckfus Steamboat Line, and his mother, Lillie Mae Faulk, was a former Miss Alabama prone to drinking cheap liquor and wallowing in depression. Four years after Capote was born, his parents divorced and he was sent to Monroeville, AL to be raised by various relatives, including an elderly great-aunt named Miss Sook Faulk, who later became a haunting recurring character in his fiction. At eight years old, Capote decided to become a writer and began working obsessively after school once he got his first typewriter. He enlisted best fr... Continue Bio >>

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