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Patricia Highsmith

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Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 4, 1995 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1921
Birthplace
Texas
Death Date
Feb 4, 1995 (74)

About

An American writer of psychological thrillers, she is best known for Strangers on a Train and the popular Tom Ripley series. Many of her novels and short stories, including The Talented Mr. Ripley, were adapted into films.

Before Fame

She graduated from Barnard College in 1942 and subsequently worked as a comic book writer.

Trivia

She bred over three-hundred snails in the garden of her home in Suffolk, England.

Family Life

She was born in Texas, and she grew up in New York City. Throughout her adult life, she had relationships with both men and women.

Associated With

Her novel, Strangers on a Train, was made into a film by Alfred Hitchcock.

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