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2/22/2017 · Nelle Harper Lee, who won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1961 for her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," has died at the age of 89.

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama

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Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee
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For more information on Truman Capote and Harper Lee, link here to their listing in the Encyclopedia of Alabama supported by the Alabama Humanities Foundation.

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AP Images Nelle Harper Lee died on February 19 at age 89
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Nelle Harper Lee died on February 19 at age 89. The Pulitzer Prize winning author had only published two novels in her lifetime, but is widely regarded as one of the greatest 21st century novelists.

 

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Lee was born Nelle Harper Lee on April 28, 1926, in Monroeville, the youngest of four children of lawyer Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee.
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The friendship began on South Alabama Avenue where Harper was raised by her father A.C. Lee, a local attorney who owned the town's newspaper The Monroe Journal. Mr. Lee wrote influential editorials for the Journal and practiced law in the 1903 Courthouse. Capote insisted that he was the model for Dill, Scout's playmate in Mockingbird. In a letter to his friends Alvin and Marie Dewey of August 12, 1960, the author of Breakfast at Tiffany's and Other Voices, Other Rooms wrote: Nelle's book is high on the best-seller list; she has gone home to Monroeville for a month. And yes, my dear, I Dill.

Harper Lee Biography - Harper Lee is the Pulitzer Prize winning author of the brilliantly written To Kill a Mocking Bird
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Harper Lee lived next door to the cousins Truman Capote came to stay with in her small country town. The Monroeville playmates became, arguably, America's most famous pair of childhood friends. The films Capote and Infamous have established them as one of the country's most complex pairings of collaborative investigators who sought the true story behind the brutal Kansas slayings of Capote's In Cold Blood.


Harper Lee | Encyclopedia of Alabama

In small town life and in rural life you know your neighbors. Not only do you know everything about your neighbors, but you know everything about them from the time they came to the country. Harper Lee, quoted in Mockingbird, A Portrait of Harper Lee by Charles J. Shields.

MONROEVILLE: TRUMAN CAPOTE & HARPER LEE

The courtroom of the Monroe County Courthouse was meticulously re-created in Hollywood for the film version of To Kill A Mockingbird earning Gregory Peck an Academy Award for his portrayal of Atticus Finch. Finch was named America's number one cinematic hero by the American Film Institute. Thanks to literary masterpieces by Truman Capote and Harper Lee, Monroeville does not seem remote today, though it preserves the rural life of Mockingbird for the book's generations of admirers. The small town of Capote and Lee has been declared Alabama's Literary Capital.

Harper Lee, Writer: To Kill a Mockingbird

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee’s father was a lawyer and member of the Alabama State Legislature. Her mother was mentally unwell and mostly stayed inside the house. Lee was the youngest child of her parents with 3 siblings. Most part of her childhood was spent in a small town being a tomboy with close friend who too became a famous writer. Unlike girls of her age, Lee was as tough as boys and always stood up for Truman when he was being picked on by other boys for being sissy and dressing up in fancy clothes. Their exemplary childhood companionship was to grow stronger into a lifelong friendship.

Lee’s father was a lawyer and member of the Alabama State Legislature

Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 28, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama. Lee’s father was a lawyer and member of the Alabama State Legislature. Her mother was mentally unwell and mostly stayed inside the house. Lee was the youngest child of her parents with 3 siblings. Most part of her childhood was spent in a small town being a tomboy with close friend who too became a famous writer. Unlike girls of her age, Lee was as tough as boys and always stood up for Truman when he was being picked on by other boys for being sissy and dressing up in fancy clothes. Their exemplary childhood companionship was to grow stronger into a lifelong friendship.