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Five Myths About J. Edgar Hoover

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In this 1971 black-and-white file photo. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover is seen in Washington. (AP Photo) | File/AP

Dead almost 40 years, J. Edgar Hoover returns to the spotlight as the Clint Eastwood biopic "J. Edgar" opens in theaters this week. Hoover served as director of the FBI for 48 years, holding the job under eight presidents from Calvin Coolidge to Richard M. Nixon. But ask most people about J. Edgar Hoover, and the subject turns to sex. Let's separate fact from fiction in Hoover's legacy.

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