The following is a list of FBI files on different celebrities.
Abbot, Bud - Bud Abbott was a part of the Abbott and Costello comedy team. They made movies and performed on television. This release is references on Abbott only. It contains correspondence between Abbott and Director Hoover, Espionage and Interstate Transportation of Obscene Material matters.
- Allen, Gracie - [ File #1 ] | FILE #2 ] - Gracie Allen, her husband, George Burns, Mary Livingston (wife of Jack Benny) and Jack Benny were investigated in 1939 for bringing jewelry and clothing into the country from Europe and not paying the duty tax on it. The investigation by the New York City authorities resulted in Jack Benny and George Burns paying fines. It is alleged that the real smugglers were Gracie Allen and Mary Livingston.
- Allen, Steve - [ File #1 | FILE #2 | FILE #3 | FILE #4 ] - Steve Allen, an entertainer, was the victim of two extortion attempts investigated by the FBI. The first extortion attempt consisted of a letter sent to the CBS network in New York demanding that the writer be given $30,000 or Mr. Allen would be harmed. Prosecution was declined by the United States Attorney. In the second extortion attempt, the writer accused Mr. Allen of being a communist and threatened to shoot him. The name of the person whose signature was on the letter was interviewed, but he could not read or write English; consequently, it was determined that the signature on the letter was forged. Additional letters were received, but no subjects were ever identified in this investigation.
- Arden, Elizabeth - [ File #1 | File #2 ] - An investigative file was opened on Elizabeth Arden, operator of the cosmetic firm "Elizabeth Arden," upon receipt of a letter in 1941 alleging that she was opening branches of her firm to be used as clearing houses for Nazi activities. Also enclosed is personal correspondence between Ms. Arden and Director Hoover.
- Armstrong, Louis - Louis Armstrong, was born in 1900 and was a well known jazz trumpeter. He toured with his own jazz band for years in the United States, Europe, Africa, Australia, and even into the Soviet Union. Jewelry was stolen from a hotel room at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles in November 1970, with the estimated value of $ 30,000. There is a summary of Armstrong's referenced activities. Louis Armstrong was never the subject of an FBI investigation.
- Arnaz, Desi - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 ] - Desi Arnaz was born March 2, 1917 in Santiago, Cuba. He and his parents left Cuba in approximately 1933. He came to America with his parents, and he and his Mother remained here when his Father returned to Cuba. He was a Hollywood actor, musician and a television star. He along with his wife, Lucille Ball, starred in "I Love Lucy" television show and he and his wife formed "Desilu Productions," with Desi Arnaz as its President. This production company produced several television programs.
- Baker, Josephine - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 ] - The famous nightclub entertainer was thought to be involved in communist activities, however, no evidence was ever found that proved otherwise.
- Ball, Lucille - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 ] - This file primarily relates to the 1953 House Committee on Un-American Activities hearings which revealed that Miss Ball had registered to vote as a communist in 1936 at the insistence of her grandfather.
- The Beatles - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 ] - The Beatles, a "British Pop Musical group," received an extortion threat as they were appearing in Denver, CO on August 26, 1964. They were told to cancel their appearance in Denver or they would throw grenades at them. John Lennon, a member of the group, was the subject of an immigration appeal. There are various cross references to them in this release.
- Bono, Sonny - In 1966, Salvatore "Sonny" Bono, a rock-n-roll singer, received a kidnaping threat. The person sending the several letters was believed to be from either Chicago or Milwaukee, and appeared to suffer from some type of mental illness. The original letters and envelopes were sent to the FBI Laboratory for examination.
- Flynn, Errol - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 ] - In the 1940's Flynn was the subject of a White Slave Traffic Act investigation and victim of two extortion cases.
- Kennedy Jr., John F. - Although John F. Kennedy Jr., was not the subject of an FBI case, investigations were conducted when the FBI learned of alleged plots to kidnap the former President's son in 1985 and 1995. Files also contain a reference to laboratory examinations in 1994 to determine the true writer of a threatening letter received by a United States Senator. The letter was written by an unknown person and signed, "John F. Kennedy, Jr."
- Lennon, John - File #1 | File #2 | File #3 ] - Investigation conducted when the FBI learned that John Lennon contributed $75,000 to a group planning to disrupt the Republican National Convention in 1972.
- Monroe, Marilyn - [ File #1 | File #2 ] - This file contains accounts of publicity about Miss Monroe's alleged affairs and speculation about the circumstances surrounding her death.
- Presley, Elvis - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 ] - Although Elvis Presley was not personally the subject of an FBI investigation, the FBI maintains records filed under his name comprising over 600 pages. These records consist of copies of letters from members of the public commenting on his performances, newspaper clippings, and documents reporting that Mr. Presley was the target of extortion attempts.
- Rogers, Will - [ File #1 ]
- Sinatra, Frank - FBI Headquarters Files - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 ] FBI Field Office Files - [ File #1 | File #2 | File #3 | File #4 | File #5 | File #6 | File #7 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 | File #8 | File #9 | File #10 | File #11 | File #12 ]
- Wayne, John - [ File #1 ]
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