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Harper Lee is an American novelist with a net worth of $35 million. She’s famous for her 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel To Kill a Mockingbird, which was afterwards made into a movie starring Gregory Peck. To Kill a Mockingbird coped with all the problems of racism that Lee found as a youngster in her hometown in Alabama. Despite being Lee’s just printed novel, it led to her being given the Presidential Medal of Freedom for her contribution to literature.

Harper Lee Net Worth $35 Million Dollars

Returning to the exchange student law studies that fall, Lee dropped out after the very first session and moved to NYC to follow her wishes to be a writer. The exchange fought for a number of years, working as a ticket agent for Eastern Airlines as well as for the British Overseas Air Corp (BOAC). While in town, Lee was reunited with old pal Truman Capote, among the literary rising stars of the time. In 1956, the Browns gave Lee an remarkable Christmas present, they’d support her for a year so she could compose full time. Lee quit her job and dedicated herself to her craft.

The Browns helped herself locate an agent who got a publishing firm considering her novel, initially entitled Go Set a Watchman subsequently Atticus and after To Kill a Mockingbird. Lee additionally helped herself’s close pal Truman Capote do research because of his novel In Cold Blood. Lee eventually let her well-known To Kill a Mockingbird to be published in the shape of an eBook in 2014 and signed a deal with HarperCollins to that end. The eBook and digital sound versions are expected to participate an entirely new crowd for novelist Harper Lee.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
To Kill a Mockingbird1962based on her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Producer

Producer

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To Kill a Mockingbird1962producer - uncredited

Self

Self

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The Merv Griffin Show1963TV SeriesHerself

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Archive Footage

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Inside Edition2015TV Series documentaryHerself - Author, Go Set a Watchman

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#Fact
1(March 2008 - 2014) She lived with her sister and attorney, Alice Finch Lee, in Monroeville, Alabama, until Alice Lee's death in 2014 at age 103.
2Made a rare appearance at the insistence of her friend Veronique Peck, widow of Gregory Peck. She was honored by the Los Angeles Public Library at a benefit dinner to raise funds for computers and literacy programs. The award was presented by Brock Peters, who portrayed the black man falsely accused of rape in the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). [May 2005]
3She was awarded the 2010 National Medal of the Arts for her services to literature.
4Her second published novel, "Go Set A Watchman," was actually the first one she wrote. In it, Scout and Jem, the main characters from her first published novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird," are already adults. When she first presented it to her agent, he told her the characters were interesting, but the story was not. She was instructed to write about the characters when they were younger. The result was her first published novel, "To Kill A Mockingbird," which was made into the film To Kill a Mockingbird (1962). The discovery of the manuscript for "Go Set A Watchman" in late 2014, resulted in investigations by the State of Alabama, into whether she was mentally competent to consent to it being published. Despite suffering from a stroke and macular degeneration, she repeatedly said yes.
5Her book, "To Kill a Mockingbird," was banned from advanced placement English courses in Lindale, Texas, in 1996, because it "conflicted with the values of the community".
6Awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom on November 6, 2007 by President George W. Bush.
7Her novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" won the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
8Was Truman Capote's personal assistant when he went to Garden City, Kansas, to investigate the Clutter murders in Holcomb, Kansas - which became his bestselling book, "In Cold Blood," and at least two films: In Cold Blood (1967) and In Cold Blood (1996). Lee and Capote were childhood friends.

#Quote
1Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.
2[on 'To Kill a Mockingbird'] It is and it isn't autobiographical. The trial, and the rape case charge that brings on the trial, are made out of a composite of such cases and charges. What I did present as exactly as I could was the clime and tone, as I remembered them, of the town in which I lived. From childhood on, I did sit in the courtroom watching my father argue cases and talk to juries.
3Before I can live with other folks, I've got to live with myself.The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience.
4Real courage is when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and see it through, no matter what.
5They'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.
6Many receive advice. Only the wise profit from it.


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