The surprising list of celebrities the FBI has files on

Entertainment September 1, 2022 News
The surprising list of celebrities the FBI has files on

From CNN | Entertainment by Lisa Respers France, CNN

The Monkees were not the only celebrities who have caught the attention of the FBI over the years.

As Micky Dolenz, The Monkees only surviving group member, is suing the law enforcement agency for access to any records the FBI may have on them, it would seem a crime to not look at some of the other pop culture figures the FBI has looked into over the years.

Other stars who also had files on them related to politics include the late singer John Denver (whose appearance at an anti-war rally in 1971, coupled with the drug use he documented in his 1994 autobiography "Take Me Home: An Autobiography," put him on the FBI's radar), famed deaf and blind activist Helen Keller (who was a socialist, which was considered dangerous in the early 20th century) and baseball legend Jackie Robinson (whose file contains information on his civil rights work and suspicion that he may have had ties to a Communist organization).

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