Inga Arvad

Danish Newspaper Reporter and Gossip Columnist
Born 1913

Inga Arvad was a Danish journalist, noted for a romantic relationship with John F. Kennedy during 1941 and 1942 and for being Adolf Hitler's companion at the 1936 Summer Olympics. She was born Inga Maria Petersen but changed her name in 1931. She was a motion picture writer for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer in 1945 and a Hollywood gossip columnist.… Read More

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1913 Birth Born in 1913.


She was born Inga Marie Arvad Petersen but changed her name in 1931.


1935 22 Years Old In 1935, as a freelance reporter, she interviewed Hitler, and this connection to the dictator would color the rest of her life. … Read More
1936 23 Years Old Arvad was Hitler's guest at the 1936 Summer Olympics, which led to her being investigated by the FBI in America as a potential spy. … Read More
1941 28 Years Old In November 1941, while John F. Kennedy served as an ensign in the US Navy's Office of Naval Intelligence, he and Arvad began a romantic relationship. … Read More
1942 29 Years Old 1 More Event
Kennedy was reassigned to a desk job in South Carolina in January 1942, and the relationship with Arvad ended after a few brief encounters. … Read More


1945 32 Years Old She became engaged to Robert Boothby, a British member of Parliament in May 1945. … Read More
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Arvad married American actor Tim McCoy in 1946 and became a U.S. citizen. … Read More


1973 60 Years Old Inga Arvad died of cancer on a ranch near Nogales, Arizona in 1973. … Read More
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