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J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972)

J. Edgar Hoover was born on January 1, 1895 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as John Edgar Hoover. He was a writer, known for Walk East on Beacon! (1952), Queen of the Mob (1940) and Operation Abolition (1960). He died on May 2, 1972 in Washington. See full bio »

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 1960 Operation Abolition (Documentary)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (based upon an article by - 1 episode)
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 1952 Walk East on Beacon! (article The Crime of the Century)
 1940 Queen of the Mob (book "Persons in Hiding")
 1940 Parole Fixer (book "Persons in Hiding")
 1939 Undercover Doctor (book "Persons In Hiding")
 1939 Persons in Hiding (book "Persons in Hiding")
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Book: "Persons in Hiding" (filmed as Parole Fixer (1940), Undercover Doctor (1939))

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4 Biographical Movies | 6 Print Biographies | 34 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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5' 10" (1.78 m)

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I regret to say that we of the FBI are powerless to act in cases of oral-genital intimacy, unless it has in some way obstructed interstate commerce. See more »


Was the director of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation from May 19, 1924 until his death on May 2, 1972. Kept files on many political leaders and public figures that contained sensitive and potentially damaging information which he used for blackmail purposes. Ironically, there is strong evidence now that organized crime knew, and had evidence to prove, that Hoover was a secretly ... See more »


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