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Carol Grace

Personal information
Birth dateSeptember 11, 1924
Place of birthNew York City, New York, U.S.
Date of deathJuly 20, 2003(age 78)
Death placeNew York City, New York, U.S.
OccupationActress, Author
SpouseWilliam Saroyan Walter Matthau

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Carol Grace (September 11, 1924 - July 20, 2003) was an American actress and author. She is usually referred to as Carol Marcus Saroyan or Carol Matthau.

Carol Grace was born in New York City's Lower East Side; her mother, who was sixteen when she gave birth, was the daughter of Russian-Jewish immigrants. Carol never knew her father. Carol was placed in foster care until the age of eight when her mother married Charles Marcus, the wealthy head of the Bendix Corp.; Carol would take his last name as her own.

According to Truman Capote, Carol's personality was the inspiration for the Holly Golightly character in the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's.

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