September 30, 1924
Author, screenwriter, and playwright Truman Capote was born in New Orleans. The son of two Alabamians, Capote spent a part of his childhood in Monroeville and formed a lifelong friendship with his neighbor and fellow writer Harper Lee. Capote is best known for his flamboyant personality and celebrated works across a variety of mediums, including his novels Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood. Many of his works were later adapted into films, and Capote himself is the subject of two biographical films, Capote and Infamous. He was inducted into the Alabama Writers Hall of Fame in 2016, and the Monroe County Museum maintains a permanent exhibit on his life.