Truman Capote

Truman Garcia Capote
Birth Name:
Truman Streckfus Persons
Birth Date:
November 30, 1924
Birth Place:
New Orleans, Louisiana
Death Date:
August 25, 1984
Place of Death:
11001 West Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Cause of Death:
Liver disease complicated by phlebitis and multiple drug intoxication
Cemetery Name:
Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park
Claim to Fame:
Writers and Poets
Truman was a unique, one-of-a-kind American novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, playwright, and actor. Some of Truman Capote's best known works include 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' (1958) and 'In Cold Blood' (1966). Often viewed as a chronicler of chic Manhattan party life, Truman became most famous for writing a gritty account about the murder of a family in Kansas. In Cold Blood changed journalism, creating what Capote termed the non-fiction novel. 'In Cold Blood' was an instant success and is the second-best-selling true crime novel in history.

Cemetery Information:

Final Resting Place:

Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park

1218 Glendon Avenue

Los Angeles, California, 90024


North America


Map of Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles CA
Copyright 2012 Jeannette M Hartman

Grave Location:

Mausoleum, Outside Wall Unit

Grave Location Description

As you enter the cemetery park immediately and walk to the mausoleum outside wall closest to the entry gates. Truman Capote is interred in the center on the bottom row next to Heather O’Rourke. In 2015 when close friend Joanne Carson (ex wife of Johnny Carson) passed away, her ashes were added to the Truman Capote crypt.

Grave Location GPS

34.058674107445974, -118.4412126824161



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