John Hinckley, Jodie Foster, 1980-81

American Nazi Party member John Hinckley stalked actress Jodie Foster in 1980-1981 while she was a student at Yale University. Hinckley unsuccessfully attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, as a way to impress Foster. Foster graduated magna cum laude from Yale with a degree in literature in 1985. Hinckley has been confined to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington since 1982, when he was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the shooting of Reagan. Read archived story: "Jodie Foster Tells Of Fear in Learning About Hinckley Tie," Apr. 2, 1981, Hartford Courant
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