Carol Grace

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Birthday
11, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 20, 2003 (78)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
11, 1924
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
Jul 20, 2003 (78)

About

An American actress and author, she is best remembered for her high-profile marriages to writer William Saroyan and actor Walter Matthau. Additionally, she inspired the Holly Golightly character in Truman Capote's famous novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's.

Before Fame

She grew up in foster care on New York City's Lower East Side. She attended the same high school as Oona Chaplin, who later became Charlie Chaplin's fourth wife.

Trivia

Her 1995 novella, The Secret in the Daisy, was based on her childhood experiences in the foster care system.

Family Life

She was twice married to Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, William Saroyan. In 1959, she married Walter Matthau; the couple remained together until Matthau's death.

Associated With

She was rumored to have been the illegitimate daughter of actor Leslie Howard.

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