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Capote, Truman

(Encyclopedia) Capote, Truman käpō´tē [key], 1924–84, American author, b. New Orleans as Truman Streckfus Persons. During his lifetime, the witty, diminutive writer was a well-known…

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…

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…

Truman, Harry S.

(Encyclopedia) Truman, Harry S., 1884–1972, 33d President of the United States, b. Lamar, Mo. Early Life and Political Career He grew up on a farm near Independence,…

Newberry, Truman Handy

(Encyclopedia) Newberry, Truman Handy, 1864–1945, American naval officer and cabinet official, b. Detroit. He engaged in various financial enterprises and helped organize (1902) the…

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…

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…

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…