Posted on 11/10/2020 at 09:54 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

The real-life Holly Golightly has died.

The New York Times learned recently that Marguerite Littman died at age ninety on October 16.

Littman is said to have served as inspiration for the heroine of Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, according to her obituary in the Times.

But it’s certain that she left her mark on other famous literary works — she served as a Southern accent coach, of sorts, to Elizabeth Taylor and Paul Newman for for the movie version of Tennessee Williams's play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof.

You can read more about Littman’s remarkable life and other bookish connections in the Times.

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