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'Deep Throat' Makes Film, Publishing Deals

Mark Felt
The family of W. Mark Felt, the former FBI official who helped unravel the Watergate scandal, has sold the movie and book rights to his life story for a sum reportedly close to $1 million.

The deals come just two weeks after Mr. Felt revealed that he was "Deep Throat," the secret source who fed details about the scandal in President Richard Nixon's White House to the Washington Post.

Public Affairs Books plans to publish a book that blends Mr. Felt's recollections with material from lawyer John O'Connor, who wrote the magazine article that said the now 91-year-old Mr. Felt had been Deep Throat.

Universal Pictures and the production company of actor Tom Hanks plan to develop a film based on the book.

The Watergate scandal led President Nixon to resign in August 1974.