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The primary attribution is always to the author of the text. Only then you can go about clarifying, if you feel the need to do so - "X has his character Y, based on real person Z, say..." Another option: the quote — [Character] (based on [Person]), [Title] by [Author]. But the order of dropping detail is: — [Character] (based on [Person]), ...
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