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Alger Hiss (1904–1996)

Baltimore-born Alger Hiss was a graduate of Harvard Law School. He was a law clerk to Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes and a protégé of renowned legal scholar Felix Frankfurter. He was a counsel to the Nye Committee in Congress when it was investigating the munitions industry in 1934, and in 1936 he was made an aide to the Assistant ... See full bio »

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 1982 FDR (TV Movie documentary)
 1976 The Mike Douglas Show (TV Series)
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- Episode #15.156 (1976) ... Self - Author / Attorney
 1974 The World at War (TV Series documentary)
Self - State Department 1945
- The Bomb: February-September 1945 (1974) ... Self - State Department 1945
 1962 Howard K. Smith (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- The Political Obituary of Richard M. Nixon (1962) ... Self - Guest
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 2019 Tricky Dick (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- The Will to Win (2019) ... Self
 2015 Nixon in the Den (TV Movie documentary)
Self (uncredited)
 1999 Sworn to Secrecy: Secrets of War (TV Series documentary)
- Stalin's Spies (1999) ... Self (uncredited)
 1999 The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History (TV Mini-Series documentary)
 1998 Cold War (TV Mini-Series documentary)
- Reds (1998) ... Self (uncredited)
 1995 Nixon
Self - Testifying before HUAC (uncredited)
 1980 The Trials of Alger Hiss (Documentary)
 1976 Hollywood on Trial (Documentary)
 1975 McCarthy: Death of a Witch Hunter (Documentary)
 1960 Project Twenty (TV Series documentary)
Self - Accused of Spying
- Not So Long Ago (1960) ... Self - Accused of Spying

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In August 1948 former Communist Whittaker Chambers accused Hiss of being a fellow member of an underground Soviet spy cell named The Ware Group, which Chambers claimed was founded by the son of American Communist Party co-founder Ella Reeve. Hiss denied the allegation but was eventually convicted of perjury and sentenced to five years in federal prison. See more »

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