Truman Capote (1924–1984)


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Truman Capote was born on September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA as Truman Streckfus Persons. He was a writer and actor, known for Murder by Death (1976), Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) and The Innocents (1961) (1961). He died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Murder by Death Lionel Twain
(1976)
(1961)
ABC Stage 67 Writer
(1966)

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 2019 Hideouser and Hideouser (Short) (co-writer)
 2013 Miriam (Short) (story) / (writer)
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (excerpts from memoirs)
 2010 In the Bright Light of Noon (Short) (writer)
 2006 Beautiful Child (Short) (based on characters by)
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays (short story)
 1997 A Christmas Memory (TV Movie) (story)
 1996 In Cold Blood (TV Mini-Series) (book - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1996) ... (book)
- Episode #1.1 (1996) ... (book)
 1995 Other Voices, Other Rooms (novel)
 1995 The Grass Harp (novella)
 1994 One Christmas (TV Movie) (short story "One Christmas")
 1992 Hello Stranger (story)
 1992 American Playhouse (TV Series) (writings - 1 episode)
- Tru (1992) ... (writings)
 1980 Il fascino dell'insolito (TV Series) (short story - 1 episode)
- Miriam (1980) ... (short story)
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1977) ... (story)
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie) (story)
 1970 Der kopflose Falke (TV Short) (short story)
 1969 Trilogy (screenplay) / (stories "A Christmas Memory", "Miriam" and "Among the Paths to Eden")
 1968 The Thanksgiving Visitor (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (story)
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1967 Among the Paths to Eden (TV Movie) (story)
 1967 In Cold Blood (based on the book by)
 1966 ABC Stage 67 (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- A Christmas Memory (1966) ... (writer)
 1965 Miriam (TV Short) (play)
 1965 Ruohojen harppu (TV Movie) (play "The Grass Harp")
 1961 The Innocents (1961) (screenplay)
 1961 Breakfast at Tiffany's (based on the novel by)
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1960) ... (writer)
 1959 De grasharp (TV Movie)
 1958 Das Glück sucht seine Kinder (TV Movie)
 1957 ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1957) ... (play)
 1954 Encounter (TV Series) (1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1954)
 1953 Beat the Devil (screenplay)
 1952 Kraft Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1952) ... (play)
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(November 25, 2015 to December 20, 2015) His short stories, "A Christmas Memory," and "A Thanksgiving Visitor," was performed as "Holiday Memories," at the Theatre on the Run in Arlington, Virginia with Charlotte Akin, Liz Dutton, David Mavricos, Seamus Miller, and Christopher Henley as Truman in the cast. Russell Vandenbroucke... See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 10 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Mr. Capote

Height:

5' 3" (1.6 m)
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Personal Quote:

New York is a diamond iceberg floating in river water. See more »

Trivia:

Truman's longtime partner was novelist/playwright John Paul ("Jack") Dunphy (1914-1992). Jack's books include John Fury, Friends and Vague Lovers and First Wine. Dunphy was initially a dancer raised in Philadelphia where he met and married fellow dancer Joan McCracken. They later went through a painful divorce. Truman and Jack met in 1948 and stayed together until Capote's death in 1984. Although... See more »

Trademark:

His characters were often emotionally isolated and/or confused about their sexuality

Star Sign:

Libra

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