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Jack Dunphy
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    (August 22, 1914-April 26, 1992)
    Born in Atlantic City, New Jersey
    American author, playwright, and long time companion of Truman Capote
    Novels included; John Fury, (1946) Friends and Vague Lovers, (1952) Nightmovers, (1967) An Honest Woman, (1971) First Wine, (1982) its sequel, The Murderous McLaughlins, (1988) and Dear Genius: A Memoir of My Life with Truman Capote in 1987
    Plays; Light A Penny Candle, Saturday Night Kid, Too Close for Comfort, and Squirrel
    Full/real name: John Paul Dunphy
    He smoked.
    He married and divorced fellow dancer, Joan McCracken.
    He and Capote were cremated but where their ashes ended up is not positively known.
    His novels were only modestly successful and as of 2015 none were in print.
    Most of his plays did poorly; Saturday Night Kid closed after ten performances and Too Close for Comfort (no relation to the TV series) closed after one performance.
    Squirrel was about a man who thought he was a Squirrel.
    The critics liked his stuff.
    None of his work ever won or was ever nominated for a major award.
    He depended on Capote for financial support for much of their relationship.
    If it weren't for his relationship with Capote, no one would have ever heard of him.
    He kept his mouth shut about his relationship with Capote until well after Capote's death.
    He served honorably in the United States Army during WWII.
    He was a professional dancer on Broadway before turning to writing.
    He maintained at least some kind of relationship with Capote from 1948 when they first met until Capote's death in 1984.
    He was superbly portrayed by Bruce Greenwood in the film Capote and by John Benjamin Hickey in Notorious.
    Capote dedicated his short story, One Christmas to Dunphy's sister, Gloria.
    He stayed out of the limelight.
    He appeared in the original Broadway cast of Oklahoma!
    He was the chief beneficiary of Truman Capote's will.
    Capote said Dunphy was the only man he ever loved.
    He was physically abused by his alcoholic father.
    He quit high school to go to work to help his family.
    He died of cancer.

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