The FBI has files on a shocking list of celebrities

Who are the Latinos among the most wanted fugitives by the FBI? 1:43 (CNN) — The Monkees aren’t the only celebrities to come to the attention of the FBI over the years.
Now that Micky Dolenz, the only surviving member of The Monkees, has sued the security agency for access to any records the FBI may have on them, it would seem like a crime not to look at some of the other pop culture figures who the FBI has investigated over the years. The Monkees were investigated by the FBI for alleged activities against the Vietnam War in 1967, in connection with a concert in which they showed images and messages protesting against the conflict, according to the complaint filed by Dolenz. Musician John Denver (1943 – 1997) performs on stage at Chicagofest, Chicago, Illinois, on August 9, 1982. Other stars who also had political dossiers include the late singer John Denver (whose appearance at a rally against the war in 1971, coupled with drug use that he documented in his 1994 autobiography “Take Me Home: An Autobiography”, put him in the crosshairs of the FBI), the famous deaf and blind activist Helen Keller (who was a socialist, which considered dangerous in the early 20th century) and baseball legend Jackie Robinson (whose file contains information about his civil rights work and suspected ties to a communist organization). John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono were also the subject of an FBI file, as the Beatle was well known to the US government for his anti-war stance. The FBI had a file on iconic actress Marilyn Monroe, in part because of one of her husbands. The FBI suspected playwright and screenwriter Arthur Miller, who was married to Monroe from 1956 to 1961, of being a communist. The FBI had also opened files on the late rappers Christopher “Biggie Smalls” Wallace, aka “The Nototrious BIG,” Tupac Shakur, and Russell Tyrone Jones, aka “Ol’ Dirty Bastard” of the Wu Tang Clan. The late Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2010. Apple founder Steve Jobs earned a dossier when he was being considered for a possible appointment to the US President’s Export Council in 1991 as the top presidential adviser on international trade. The FBI compiled files on some celebrities not because of their activities, but because of the actions of others. Whitney Houston in 1988. The file on the late singer Whitney Houston includes information about an alleged extortion attempt against her and intense fan attention, including multiple letters and cassette tapes he received from her. The late Princess Diana had two brief FBI files, one dealing with threats against her and Prince Charles when they were married and the other about security issues related to her trip to the United States in 1989. The Freedom of Information Law Library FBI information, which contains some of the files related to pop culture figures, posted a disclaimer. According to the disclaimer, “information found in these files may not reflect the current beliefs, positions, opinions, or policies of the FBI.”