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Harper Lee

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Net worth 2018: $35 Million
Industry: Writers
Residence: Monroeville
Country: United States
BirthDay: 28 April 1926
Sigh: Taurus
Died On: February 19, 2016
Education: University of Alabama, Huntingdon College, University of Oxford, 1944 - Monroe County High School, University of Alabama School of Law

Harper Lee was bornon 28 April 1926 in Monroeville, American, is Novelist. Harper Lee was an American author who is renowned for her novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’. She did not seem to have many companions during her childhood except her neighbour and friend Truman Capote. Lee’s mother probably had some psychological ailments and this left a profound impact on her. Truman also faced domestic problems and the two found an outlet in each other to pour out these grievances which later came out through their writings. Lee Wanted to become a writer and to chase this dream she dropped out from her course as an exchange student and tried to pursue her literary career. However, she encountered many obstacles in this path, the major challenge being financial instability. To earn a living and also continue her writing, she took up a job at the airlines. This deterred the aspiring writer from focussing on her writing completely, and she struggled to strike a balance between her work and passion for writing. As they say ‘Where there is a will, there is a way’, she was helped by friends in her pursuit when as a Christmas gift, she received a handsome amount which was enough for her to quit her job and focus on writing. She then penned her novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ which became a bestseller and is still sought after by readers


$35 Million


Harper Lee died in her sleep on February 19, 2016, at the age of 89


After a hiatus of about sixty years, Harper Lee has apparently declared to release her second novel entitled ‘Go Set a Watchman’ has been scheduled to hit the book stores in July 2015


This movie has also earned position in many significant lists such as the ‘National film Registry’ and ‘Great American Movies of All Time’ list made ‘American Film Institute’ on its 10th anniversary


Her novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ has been made into a movie in the year 1962, by the same name and like the novel, the movie too earned appreciation, and even won three ‘Academy Awards’


In the year 1960, the novel ‘To Kill a Mockingbird was published with the author’s pseudo name Harper Lee, as she dropped her first name Nelle


In 1959, she accompanied her friend Truman in his research for the novel ‘In Cold Blood’ which was based on a true murder incident


The Christmas of 1956 turned out to be very special for Lee because the Browns became her Santa and presented her with the best gift she could expect


During 1950s, she was employed at the ‘Eastern Air Lines’ and ‘British Overseas Airways’ and served as a reservation clerk, in order to gain financial support , and at the same time wrote stories


During the period 1945-49, she was a law student at the ‘University of Alabama’, and later, joined the ‘Oxford University’ as a student in the student exchange program


She completed her schooling then in 1944, she enrolled at the ‘Huntingdon College’ located in Montgomery, the capital city of Alabama


She was born as Nelle Harper Lee to Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Cunningham Finch Lee on 28th April, 1926, in Monroeville city of Alabama

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