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Edna Marie "The Fruitcake Lady" Faulk Rudisill
Birth: Mar. 13, 1911
Monroeville
Monroe County
Alabama, USA
Death: Nov. 3, 2006
Hudson
Pasco County
Florida, USA

Author and Television Personality. Born Edna Marie Faulk, she was a regular guest on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. She was an aunt to Truman Capote and helped raise him when he was a child in Alabama. She was the author of eight books, and it was her book titled "Fruitcake: Memories of Truman Capote and Sook" that led to her first appearance on The Tonight Show in December, 2000 when she was 89 years old. On that show, she taught Jay Leno and Mel Gibson how to make a fruitcake. By 2002, "Ask The Fruitcake Lady" became a regular segment on The Tonight Show. She would answer questions from the audience and do cooking segments with celebrity guests such as Tom Cruise, Hugh Grant and Cuba Gooding Jr. Among her other books were "The Southern Haunting of Truman Capote", and "Truman Capote: The Story of His Bizarre and Exotic Boyhood by an Aunt Who Helped Raise Him". Her final book, "Ask The Fruitcake Lady: Everything You Would Already Know If You Had Any Sense" was released on November 7, four days after her death. (bio by: Decal) 
 
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  James Rudisil*
 
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Burial:
Grace Memorial Gardens
Hudson
Pasco County
Florida, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Decal
Record added: Dec 04, 2006
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Edna Marie The Fruitcake Lady <i>Faulk</i> Rudisill
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Edna Marie The Fruitcake Lady <i>Faulk</i> Rudisill
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Edna Marie The Fruitcake Lady <i>Faulk</i> Rudisill
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