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Truman Capote

1924 - 1984

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Truman Garcia Capote ( kə-POH-tee; 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). Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Truman Capote has received more than 9,728,118 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Truman Capote is the 351st most popular writer (down from 331st in 2019), the 337th most popular biography from United States (down from 300th in 2019) and the 37th 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 351 out of 5,755Before him are Jorge Amado, Wilhelm Grimm, Johannes V. Jensen, Aulus Cornelius Celsus, Paul Éluard, and James Fenimore Cooper. After him are John Keats, Max Brod, Nâzım Hikmet, Jacques Prévert, Ahmad Yasawi, and Andrzej Sapkowski.

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Among people born in 1924, Truman Capote ranks 10Before him are Charles Aznavour, Marcello Mastroianni, Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, Kim Dae-jung, Robert Mugabe, and Eli Cohen. After him are Sarah Vaughan, Jacques Le Goff, Jean-François Lyotard, Benny Hill, Black Dahlia, and Benoit Mandelbrot. Among people deceased in 1984, Truman Capote ranks 11Before him are François Truffaut, Paul Dirac, Johnny Weissmuller, Martin Niemöller, Ray Kroc, and Mikhail Sholokhov. After him are Ed Gein, Alfred Kastler, Julio Cortázar, Tigran Petrosian, Mohamed Naguib, and Stanley Milgram.

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Among people born in United States, Truman Capote ranks 337 out of 18,182Before him are Man Ray (1890), Herman Hollerith (1860), Sandra Bullock (1964), John Bardeen (1908), Bill Murray (1950), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789). After him are Joseph Stiglitz (1943), Margaret Mead (1901), Ella Fitzgerald (1917), Dick Cheney (1941), Jack Ruby (1911), and Pete Conrad (1930).

Among WRITERS In United States

Among writers born in United States, Truman Capote ranks 37Before him are Arthur Miller (1915), Louise Glück (1943), Napoleon Hill (1883), Philip Roth (1933), O. Henry (1862), and James Fenimore Cooper (1789). After him are Susan Sontag (1933), Henry James (1843), Dan Brown (1964), Sylvia Plath (1932), Paul Auster (1947), and Alvin Toffler (1928).