Truman Capote

1924 - 1984

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Truman Garcia Capote (; born Truman Streckfus Persons, September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984) was an American novelist, screenwriter, playwright and actor. Several of his short stories, novels, and plays have been praised as literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and the true crime novel In Cold Blood (1966), which he labeled a "non-fiction novel." His works have been adapted into more than 20 films and television dramas. Capote rose above a childhood troubled by divorce, a long absence from his mother, and multiple migrations. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Truman Capote has received more than 7,521,471 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Truman Capote is the 331st most popular writer (up from 360th in 2019), the 300th most popular biography from United States (up from 309th in 2019) and the 30th most popular American Writer.

Truman Capote is most famous for his novel, In Cold Blood, which was published in 1966. The book is based on the murder of a family in Kansas in 1959.

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Among writers, Truman Capote ranks 331 out of 5,794Before him are J. M. Barrie, Pär Lagerkvist, Cassiodorus, Alexandra Feodorovna, Max Brod, and André Malraux. After him are Margaret Mitchell, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Lorenzo Valla, Erich von Däniken, Dionysius of Halicarnassus, and Constantine P. Cavafy.

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Among people born in 1924, Truman Capote ranks 9Before him are George H. W. Bush, Charles Aznavour, Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Robert Mugabe, and Kim Dae-jung. After him are Jean-François Lyotard, Eli Cohen, Sarah Vaughan, Süleyman Demirel, Benoit Mandelbrot, and Jacques Le Goff. Among people deceased in 1984, Truman Capote ranks 10Before him are Indira Gandhi, Ray Kroc, François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, and Ed Gein. After him are Martin Niemöller, Mikhail Sholokhov, Marvin Gaye, Tigran Petrosian, Julio Cortázar, and Anna Anderson.

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Among people born in United States, Truman Capote ranks 300 out of 15,968Before him are Ed Gein (1906), William G. Morgan (1870), John Ford (1894), John R. Bolton (1948), Liza Minnelli (1946), and Cameron Diaz (1972). After him are Robert Peary (1856), Margaret Mitchell (1900), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Sandra Bullock (1964), Eminem (1972), and William Jennings Bryan (1860).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Truman Capote ranks 30Before him are Henry Miller (1891), Mario Puzo (1920), O. Henry (1862), Arthur Miller (1915), Jack Kerouac (1922), and Ezra Pound (1885). After him are Margaret Mitchell (1900), James Fenimore Cooper (1789), Raymond Chandler (1888), Napoleon Hill (1883), Henry James (1843), and Dan Brown (1964).