Died Today (August 25th): Truman Capote (1924–1984)

Truman Capote.jpgTruman Capote

Born: September 30, 1924 in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Died: August 25, 1984 (age 59) in Los Angeles, California, USA

I think I’ve written one masterpiece in my career and that’s “In Cold Blood”. It is a masterpiece and I don’t care what anyone says. I think I’ve also written three or four short stories that are as good as anything written in the English language.

[on Marilyn Monroe] She is pure Alice in Wonderland, and her appearance and demeanor are a nicely judged mix of the Red Queen and a flamingo.