Lee, Harper

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Lee, Harper Gender: F
Nelle Harper Lee
born on 28 April 1926 at 17:25 (= 5:25 PM )
Place Monroeville, Alabama, 31n32, 87w19
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: CAH
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 07°54' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 19°34 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 25°48'


American author of the 1961 Pulitzer Prize novel "To Kill a Mockingbird." The novel was made into an Oscar-winning film the following year starring Gregory Peck and has since been translated into ten foreign languages with a 74th printing in 1974.

Lee was the youngest of four children of Amasa Coleman Lee, a lawyer, and homemaker mother Frances Cunningham Finch. After attending Huntingdon College from 1944-1945, she studied law at the University of Alabama from 1945-1949, and spent one year at Oxford University. During the '50s she was employed as a reservation agent for Eastern Airlines in York City.

Deciding to put all her energy into writing, Lee left her job with the airlines and moved into a cold-water flat with makeshift furniture. When her beloved father suddenly became ill, she divided her time between New York and Monroeville, a practice she still continues.

In 1957, Lee submitted her completed manuscript to J.B. Lippincott Company. She was told that her novel consisted of a series of short stories that were strung together and was encouraged to rewrite it. After re-working the manuscript, two and a half years later "To Kill A Mockingbird" was finally published in 1960 and remains Lee's only published book. In 1966, President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed Lee to the National Council for the Arts.

Lee is as famous for her quiet lifestyle as she is for her novel. When asked why she never wrote another book, she replied, "When you have a hit like that, you can't go anywhere but down." Never granting interviews, Lee's main activities are said to be 19th century literature, 18th century music, cats, traveling - and protecting her privacy.

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  • Social : Begin a program of study 1944 (Attended Huntingdon College)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1945 (Four years at Univ. of Alabama)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1957 (First submission of manuscript)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1960 ("To Kill A Mockingbird" released in print)
  • Work : Prize 1961 (Pulitzer Prize for Literature)
  • Work : New Job 1966 (Appointed to the Ntnl. Council to the Arts)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1974 (74th reprint of book)

Source Notes

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  • Traits : Personality : Private (Protects her privacy)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Fourth of four)
  • Vocation : Business : Clerical/ Secretarial (Reservation agent for airlines, initially)
  • Vocation : Politics : Government employee (Ntnl. Council to the Arts)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (One noted novel, no others)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (1961)
  • Notable : Famous : Notable extremes (74 printings of her prize book)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women