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James P. Hosty (1924–2011)

James P. Hosty was born on August 28, 1924 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as James Patrick Hosty Jr. He was married to Janet. He died on June 10, 2011 in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. See full bio »

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 2003 Peter Jennings Reporting: The Kennedy Assassination - Beyond Conspiracy (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - FBI, 1952-1979
 1993 Frontline (TV Series documentary)
Himself - FBI Agent
- Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? (1993) ... Himself - FBI Agent
 1991 The Men Who Killed Kennedy (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Witnesses (1991) ... Himself (as James Hosty)
- The Cover-Up (1991) ... Himself
 1986 On Trial: Lee Harvey Oswald (TV Movie documentary)
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 2013 Lee Harvey Oswald: 48 Hours to Live (TV Movie documentary)

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FBI agent who was given Lee Harvey Oswald's file the year before John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Hosty was forced to defend himself in the years after Kennedy was assassinated against accusations that he should have investigated Oswald more closely.

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