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Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American author and comedian, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He discovered his calling 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" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Nelle Harper Lee, who wrote the famous To Kill a Mockingbird. A milestone in popular culture, it was the peak of his career, although it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Truman Capote, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Truman Capote (September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American author and comedian, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "nonfiction novel." At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.

Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother and multiple migrations. He discovered his calling 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" (1945), attracted the attention of Random House publisher Bennett Cerf, resulting in a contract to write Other Voices, Other Rooms (1948). Capote earned the most fame with In Cold Blood (1966), a journalistic work about the murder of a Kansas farm family in their home, a book Capote spent four years writing, with much help from Nelle Harper Lee, who wrote the famous To Kill a Mockingbird. A milestone in popular culture, it was the peak of his career, although it was not his final book. In the 1970s, he maintained his celebrity status by appearing on television talk shows.

Description above from the Wikipedia article Truman Capote, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.​

Personal Info

Known For Writing

Gender Male

Known Credits 25

Birthday 1924-09-30

Day of Death 1984-08-25

Place of Birth New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Writing TV ShowsMovies

Summer Crossing Novel
2012 Love, Marilyn Writer
2002 Children on Their Birthdays Writer
1996 In Cold Blood (2 episodes)Book
1995 Other Voices Other Rooms Writer
1995 The Grass Harp Novel
1994 One Christmas Story
1972 The Glass House Writer
1969 Trilogy Story
1967 In Cold Blood Book
1967 The Thanksgiving Visitor Story
1966 A Christmas Memory Writer
1966 ABC Stage 67 (27 episodes)Writer
1961 The Innocents Screenplay
1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's Novel
1953 Beat the Devil Screenplay
1953 Indiscretion of an American Wife Dialogue

Acting

Beaton by Bailey as self
1977 Annie Hall as Truman Capote Look-Alike (uncredited)
1976 Murder by Death as Lionel Twain
1972 The Rolling Stones: Cocksucker Blues as Himself
1971 The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour (1 episode)
1971 V.I.P. Schaukel (1 episode)
1969 Trilogy as Narrator
1968 Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In (1 episode)
1967 The Thanksgiving Visitor as Narrator
1966 A Christmas Memory as Narrator
1966 A Visit with Truman Capote as Himself

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