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Truman Capote photographed by Richard Avedon.

Capote was an American author and comedian, many of whose short stories, novels, plays, and nonfiction are recognized literary classics, including the novella Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1958) and In Cold Blood (1966), which he labelled a “nonfiction novel.” At least 20 films and television dramas have been produced from Capote novels, stories and screenplays.
He was born Truman Streckfus Persons in 1924 and died in 1984.