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Boris Morros

Communist + Double Agent + Spy
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Born Jan 1, 1891
Died Jan 8, 1963

Boris Morros was an American Communist Party member, Paramount Studios producer, Soviet agent, and FBI double agent. Morros was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated with his family to America in 1922. He was recruited as a Soviet spy in 1934, and Vasily Zarubin first became his contact in 1936. The mysterious "Mr Guver" letter, sent to FBI Director J.… Read More

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    NYTimes - Apr 13, 2003
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    NYTimes - Jan 18, 1999
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    NYTimes - Aug 18, 1993
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    NYTimes - Aug 29, 1990

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CHILDHOOD

1891 Birth Born in 1891.

THIRTIES

1922 31 Years Old Morros was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, and emigrated with his family to America in 1922.

FORTIES

1934 43 Years Old He was recruited as a Soviet spy in 1934, and Vasily Zarubin first became his contact in 1936.

FIFTIES

1943 52 Years Old 1 More Event
The mysterious "Mr Guver" letter, sent to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover in 1943 from an anonymous source now widely believed to be KGB Officer Vassili Mironov, named Morros as an agent working with Soviet intelligence and identified Elizabeth Zarubina as Morros' contact.
1947 56 Years Old In 1947, Morros became a counterspy for the FBI. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

1960 69 Years Old In 1960,Man on a String a feature film loosely based on Morros' adventures as a counterspy, was released. … Read More
1963 72 Years Old He died in New York City on January 8, 1963.
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