Dorothy Kilgallen

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Person.png Dorothy Kilgallen   ISGP SpartacusRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
(celebrity, journalist, JFK/Assassination/Premature death)
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BornDorothy Mae Kilgallen
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Died1965-11-08 (Age 52)
Manhattan, New York City, U.S.
Cause of death
drug overdose
Alma materThe College of New Rochelle
SpouseRichard Kollmar
Victim ofPremature death
InterestsJFK assassination
Interest ofLee Israel
A famous journalist who became interested in the JFK assassination and who died in suspicious circumstances of a drug overdose

Dorothy Kilgallen was a famous journalist who became interested in the JFK assassination. She was an enemy of J. Edgar Hoover who had sent people to spy on her.

JFK Assassination case

According to Carl Ogelsby in The Yankee and Cowboy War, 'Kilgallen advised a few close friends, including Mark Lane, that she was developing a lead that would "blow the JFK assassination case wide open"'

Her investigative involvement with the case included having published Jack Ruby's secret testimony to the Warrant Commission months before the Warren Report came out, as well as a private interview of Ruby in the judge's chamber during the Ruby murder trial.[1]


On November 8, 1965, Kilgallen was found dead on the third floor of her five-story townhouse, with three different drugs in her system, a fact which only emerged years later. Her JFK-case notes never emerged following her death.



Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Deception and distraction strategies relating to the John F Kennedy Assassinationarticle2017Garrick Alder


  1. Page 181 of 449 of The Yankee and Cowboy War

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