Her play, "To Kill A Mockingbird," was performed at the Mermaid Theatre in London, England with Alan Dobie and Eileen Gourlay in the cast.
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[on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'] It is and it isn't autobiographical. The trial, and the rape case charge that brings on the trial, are made out of a composite of such cases and charges. What I did present as exactly as I could was the clime and tone, as I remembered them, of the town in which I lived. From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.
Was Truman Capote
's personal assistant when he went to Garden City, Kansas, to investigate the Clutter murders in Holcomb, Kansas - which became his bestselling book, In Cold Blood, and at least two films: In Cold Blood
(1967) and In Cold Blood
(1996). They were childhood friends.