Truman Capote

capote1September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984

Born Truman Streckfus Persons, Truman Capote was an author whose body of work covered a very wide spectrum of style and subject matter. He is perhaps best known for his fictionalized re-telling of a grisly Kansas murder In Cold Blood and his much lighter novella-turned-Hollywood-smash Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Capote himself was a somewhat eccentric and odd fellow whose distinctive high-pitched voice and unique fashion sense helped build up a sort of character all on its own. Capote also dealt with both drug and alcohol addiction throughout his life. Depsite all of the external flair and peculiar façade, he was a gifted and respected writer. His catalog of novels, short stories and plays are among the most widely read of the 20th Century. Capote died of liver cancer at the age of 59. It is believed that some or most of his ashes were eventually interred in a crypt in Westwood. There’s a marker there, so I’m not going to argue.


Westwood Village Memorial Park – Los Angeles, CA

Specific Location

On the western outside wall of the mausoleum section on the north side of the park, Truman’s crypt is in the 2nd row up, 2 spaces from the right corner, 1 row above and 1 space to the left of Heather O’Rourke.



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