Oddly and brilliantly enough, as everything in his life and work, Truman Capote received a Golden Globe nomination not as a writer but as an actor. Born Truman Streckfus Persons on September 30, 1924, in New Orleans, he died in Los Angeles on August 25, 1984).
The famous best-selling fiction and nonfiction novelist (In Cold Blood, The Grass Harp, Summer Crossing, among his many books) was nominated in 1977 as New Star of the Year – Actor, for his turn as detective Lionel Twain in the mystery-comedy Murder by Death directed by Robert Moore and written by Neil Simon, acting next to film legends such as Alec Guinness, Peter Falk, Peter Sellers and Maggie Smith.
In the movie industry, the eccentric Capote was also known as the screenwriter of John Huston's Beat the Devil (1953), his adaptation of his own novel Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961), directed by Blake Edwards, with Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard, The Innocents (1961) and Richard Brooks' screen adaptation of his own In Cold Blood (1967), with Robert Blake and Scott Wilson.
As an actor Truman also appeared (uncredited) in Woody Allen's Annie Hall (1977), and the TV series Rowan & Martin's Laugh-in (1971), and he featured as the narrator of the TV series ABC Stage 67 (1966), and the TV movie The Thanksgiving Visitor (1968).