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Truman Capote (1924–1984)

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 Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), In Cold Blood (1967) and The Innocents (1961). He died on August 25, 1984 in Los Angeles, California, USA. See full bio »

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 2013 Miriam (Short) (story) / (writer) (completed)
 2012 Love, Marilyn (Documentary) (excerpts from memoirs)
 2010 In the Bright Light of Noon (Short) (writer)
 2002 Children on Their Birthdays (short story)
 1997 A Christmas Memory (TV Movie) (story)
 1996 In Cold Blood (TV Movie) (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)
 1977 Camera Three (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- The Grass Harp (1977) ... (story)
 1972 The Glass House (TV Movie) (story)
 1971 Der kopflose Falke (TV Short) (short story)
 1969 Trilogy (screenplay) / (stories "A Christmas Memory", "Miriam" and "Among the Paths to Eden")
 1968/I Laura (TV Movie) (screenplay)
 1967 The Thanksgiving Visitor (TV Movie) (adaptation) / (story)
 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 Ruohojen harppu (TV Movie) (play "The Grass Harp")
 1961 The Innocents (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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Other Works:

Short stories: "A Tree of Night and Other Stories" See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Biographical Movies | 5 Print Biographies | 8 Portrayals | 4 Interviews | 9 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

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I think I've written one masterpiece in my career and that's "In Cold Blood". It is a masterpiece and I don't care what anyone says. I think I've also written three or four short stories that are as good as anything written in the English language. See more »


Portrayed by Sam Street in Isn't She Great (2000), Philip Seymour Hoffman in Capote (2005), by Toby Jones in Infamous (2006), by Michael J. Burg in The Audrey Hepburn Story (2000) and by Robert Morse in the award-winning one-man show "Tru" (and the subsequent made-for-TV film, American Playhouse: Tru (1992)). See more »


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

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