J. Edgar Hoover (1895–1972)


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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 The Next of Kin (1942), Walk East on Beacon! (1952) and Parole Fixer (1940). He died on May 2, 1972 in Washington. See full bio »
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The Next of Kin Narrator (prologue and epilogue) (US version)
(1942)
(1952)
Parole Fixer Writer
(1940)
(1939)

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 1960 Operation Abolition (Documentary)
 1956 TV Reader's Digest (TV Series) (based upon an article by - 1 episode)
- The Trigger Finger Clue (1956) ... (based upon an article by)
 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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Other Works:

Book: "Persons in Hiding". NOTE: Filmed as Parole Fixer (1940), Undercover Doctor (1939).

Publicity Listings:

4 Biographical Movies | 7 Print Biographies | 36 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 4 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

John Edgar Hoover | Mr. Hoover

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on communism] The individual is handicapped by coming face to face with a conspiracy so monstrous they cannot believe it exists. The American mind simply has not come to the realization of the evil which has been introduced into our midst. See more »

Trivia:

The reason why Hoover is known as "J. Edgar" and not "John Edgar" is because there was another John Edgar Hoover living in Washington D.C. who had a bad credit history. In order to avoid confusion and scandal, Hoover started going by his first initial. See more »

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The Director

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