Truman Capote and Adoption
Also known as Truman Streckfus Persons
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: www.gatewayno.com/Culture/Capote.html
- Adoption Celebrities
- Adopted Persons
- 20th Century
- Sexuality: Gay Men, Lesbians, Bisexuals, Transsexuals
- Addiction or Abuse (drugs, Alcohol or Gambling)
- School-age Years, Adolescence
- Child Abandoned or Rejected by Birth Parent(s)
- Cousins, Parents' Cousins
- Both Parents Unable or Unwilling to Care for Child