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Harper Lee

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Birthday
28, 1926
Birthplace
Monroeville, AL
Death Date
Feb 19, 2016 (89)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
28, 1926
Birthplace
Monroeville, AL
Death Date
Feb 19, 2016 (89)

About

Southern American author who wrote the classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird. She was awarded the 2007 Presidential Medal of Freedom for her tremendous contribution to American literature and culture. 

Before Fame

She was a tomboy who loved to read, and she was a schoolmate and lifelong friend of Truman Capote. She attended Huntingdon College in Montgomery, Alabama and secured a literary agent shortly after her graduation. 

Trivia

Her second novel, Go Set a Watchman, was published in 2015. 

Family Life

She was born Nelle Harper Lee in Monroeville, Alabama to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch, and she grew up with four siblings. Her father, an attorney, once represented two African-American men who were accused of murdering a white man. 

Associated With

Her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, was turned into a film starring actor Gregory Peck