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Capote in c. 1980
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Truman Capote (born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 - August 25, 1984) was an American author. He was born in New Orleans, Louisiana[1] 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. He died of liver cancer in Los Angeles, California, aged 59.[2]


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