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Truman Capote

Name at birth: Truman Streckfus PersonsThe author of Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958) and In Cold Blood (1966), Truman Capote was a successful writer whose flamboyant public persona sometimes overshadowe…

Truman Capote Biography

Truman Capote(Truman Streckfus Persons)writerBorn: 9/30/1924Birthplace: New Orleans A novelist, playwright, and short-story writer, Capote's early coming of age stories continued the Southern …

Bess Truman

Name at birth: Elizabeth Virginia WallaceElizabeth "Bess" Truman was the wife of United States president Harry S. Truman. She was the First Lady from 1945 until 1953, when she retired to live in her h…

The Truman Show

Director:Peter WeirWriter:Andrew NiccolDirector of Photography:Peter BiziouEditors:William M. Anderson and Lee Smith Music:Philip Glass and Burkhard DallwitzProduction Designer:Dennis GassnerP…

Truman SMITH

Senate Years of Service: 1849-1854Party: WhigSMITH, Truman, (nephew of Nathan Smith and Nathaniel Smith), a Representative and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Roxbury, Conn., November 27, 1…

Harry S. Truman

Harry Truman became president of the United States after the death of Franklin Roosevelt on 12 April 1945. President Truman led the U.S. through the end of World War II and made the decision to use th…

Harry S. Truman Biography

Harry S. TrumanBorn: 5/8/1884Birthplace: Lamar, Mo. Harry S. Truman was born on a farm near Lamar, Mo., on May 8, 1884. During World War I, he served in France as a captain with the 129th Fiel…

Margaret Truman Daniel Biography

U.S. president's daughter, author, and singerDied: January 29, 2008 (Chicago, Illinois) Best Known as: President Truman's daughter, best-selling author, and concert singer …

Harry S. TRUMAN

Senate Years of Service: 1935-1945Party: DemocratTRUMAN, Harry S., a Senator from Missouri, a Vice President, and Thirty-third President of the United States; born in Lamar, Barton County, Mo.,…