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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.
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.
How did Harper Lee die?
Harper Lee's death was caused by Stroke.
|Cause of death||Stroke|
|Age of death||89 years|
|Birthday||April 28, 1926|
|Death date||February 19, 2016|
|Place of death||Monroeville, Alabama, United States|
|Place of burial||Hillcrest, Penville and Baptist Cemetery, Monroeville, Alabama, United States|
It is all fiction, only autobiographical in the sense it is about a small town. None of the incidents in the book ever happened to me as a child. I didn’t have an eventful childhood.Harper Lee
Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.Harper Lee
Well, they’re Southern people, and if they know you are working at home they think nothing of walking right in for coffee. But they wouldn’t dream of interrupting you at golf.Harper Lee
The tradition of the South is not urban… I think we are a region of storytellers, naturally, just from our tribal instincts. We did not have the pleasures of the theater or the dance, motion pictures when they came along. We simply entertain each other by talking.Harper Lee
Real courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through no matter what.Harper Lee