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1924 - Truman Capote was born on September 30th in New Orleans, as the son of a salesman and a 16-year-old beauty queen, Lillie Mae Faulk. An American novelist, short story writer, and playwright.
1966 - Capote gained international fame with his 'nonfiction novel', "In Cold Blood", an account of a real life crime in which an entire family was murdered by two sociopaths.
1928 - The unhappy marriage of his parents gradually disintegrated. When Capote was four, his parents eventually divorced.
1946 - Capote's early stories were published in quality magazines and won the O. Henry award.
1948 - Wrote his first novel, "Other Voices, Other Rooms, depicted a boy, Joel Knox, growing up in the Deep South.
1950 - When the director John Huston was making "The Asphalt Jungle", Capote met Marilyn Monroe, who acted in the film.
- Capote wrote "The House of Flowers", a musical set in a West Indies bordello.
1951 - Capote's lyrical style and melancholy marked his novel "The Grass Harp".
1954 - Capote's first important film work was collaboration with John Huston on "Beat the Devil".
1958 - He wrote "Breakfast at Tiffany's".
1984 - Truman Capote died in Los Angeles, California, on August 26th, of liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication.
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