Nelle Harper Lee was born on April 26, 1926 in Monroeville, Alabama, a small town near Montgomery, Alabama. She was the youngest of three children. Like Atticus Finch, her father was a lawyer. Truman Capote, who later became famous for his short stories and novels, was one of her childhood friends. Some believe that Capote was the inspiration for the character Dill in "To Kill a Mockingbird."
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