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    In this June 24, 1938, file photo, young actress Shirley Temple plugs her ears as her father shoots a federal agent's gun, while Federal Bureau of Investigation Director J. Edgar Hoover gives her a tour of FBI headquarters in Washington. Temple, who died at her home near San Francisco, Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, at 85, sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depression-era moviegoers and remains the ultimate child star decades later. (AP Photo/File)



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    FILE - This is a 1971 file photo of the late F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. Overstaffed, overconfident and all too often over here. That's how a top British spymaster saw his American counterparts at the FBI and CIA, according to newly declassified diaries from the years after World War II. Friction between British spies and their American colleagues is a recurring theme in journals kept by Guy Liddell, the postwar deputy director of Britain's domestic intelligence agency, MI5. (AP Photo/File)


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    FILE - This is a 1971 file photo of the late F.B.I. director J. Edgar Hoover. Overstaffed, overconfident and all too often over here. That's how a top British spymaster saw his American counterparts at the FBI and CIA, according to newly declassified diaries from the years after World War II. Friction between British spies and their American colleagues is a recurring theme in journals kept by Guy Liddell, the postwar deputy director of Britain's domestic intelligence agency, MI5. (AP Photo/File)



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    John Hoover, 20, was one of three young people who died in a May 15 car crash near Olney in which the driver, Kevin Coffay, was impaired.


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    Michael Murphy, an uncle of John Hoover, a victim killed in crash by Kevin Coffay, listens as John McCarthy, Montgomery County state's attorney, speaks to the press after Coffay, 20, pled guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court on three counts of vehicular manslaughter and one count of leaving the scene of a fatal crash, in Rockville, Md. on Nov. 10, 2011. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/ The Washington Times)


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    Director Clint Eastwood's take on FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, is humanizing and balanced. The story is "told" to viewers by an old Hoover dictating his life story to young FBI stenographers. Naomi Watts (below) portrays Helen Gandy, Hoover's loyal secretary for 54 years.


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    ASSOCIATED PRESS Clint Eastwood, director of an upcoming biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, isn't giving away too much information about the personal life of the longtime FBI director.


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