Capote was born Truman Streckfus Persons on Sept. 20, 1924 in New Orleans, LA. His father, Archulus Persons, worked as a clerk and salesman at the family-owned Streckfus Steamboat Line, and his mother, Lillie Mae Faulk, was a former Miss Alabama prone to drinking cheap liquor and wallowing in depression. Four years after Capote was born, his parent...
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