The CIA has just released the names of a number of famous people who led double-lives as…SPIES! During World War 2, cooking legend Julia Child secretly joined Supreme Court Justice Arthur Goldberg and Chicago White Sox catcher Moe Berg to help take down the Nazis!
Fox News reports that they served in an international spy ring called the OSS- an early version of the CIA created in World War II. Today, all of the names and previously classified files are being released, and identify nearly 24,000 spies who formed the beginnings of what is now the CIA.
The spy network included Arthur Schlesinger Jr., historian and special assistant to President Kennedy; Sterling Hayden, whose work included a role in “The Godfather”; and Thomas Braden, whose book “Eight Is Enough” inspired the 1970s television series.
Other famous people identified in the files include John Hemingway, son of author Ernest Hemingway; Quentin and Kermit Roosevelt, sons of President Theodore Roosevelt, and Miles Copeland, father of Stewart Copeland, drummer for the band The Police. Don’t Stand So Close To Me or I’ll Turn Your Ass In!!
The OSS members were sworn to secrecy, and were told not to talk to ANYONE about the moonlighting. Julia probably snuck some cyanide into a nice rosemary chicken for a gulag commander. Delightful!