Truman Capote and Adoption

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Capote by Jack Mitchell, 1980



Also known as Truman Streckfus Persons

American author

At the age of six Capote's parents abandoned him to the care of four elderly, unmarried maternal cousins, three sisters and a brother, living together. He was a high-school dropout, apprenticed as a fortune teller, and started his literary career as an office boy at the offices of the New Yorker magazine.

His books include In Cold Blood, A Christmas Memory and Breakfast at Tiffany's.


Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia, 1993-97 Plimpton, George. Truman Capote: In Which Various Friends, Enemies, Acquaintances and Detractors Recall His Turbulent Career. (New York: Nan A. Talese; Doubleday, 1997) "Truman Capote." [Includes portrait]. Available at: