Patricia Highsmith (1921-1995) was an American crime novelist.
Her first book Strangers on a Train (1950) was filmed by Hitchcock, and she excels in tension and psychological exploration of character, notably in her series dealing with the amoral Tom Ripley, including The Talented Mr Ripley (1956), Ripley Under Ground (1971), and Ripley's Game (1974).
Why is Patricia Highsmith famous?
Patricia Highsmith was an American novelist, famous for her psychological thrillers.
Life in Brief:
- Being born on Jan 19, Patricia was a Capricorn. - her ethnicity: White.
Patricia Highsmith had studied at Julia Richmond High School and then she attended the BA, Barnard College (in 1942).
Patricia dated Marc Brandel (boyfriend) and amongst other amorous encounters was Marijane Meaker (girlfriend).
She died on Saturday, February 04, 1995, in Locarno; cause of death: cancer - leukemia.