Frank Willis, Watergate Security Guard
"Frank Wills, the Watergate security guard who discovered the 1972 break-in that led to President Nixon's resignation, died Wednesday, September 27, 2000. He was 52. He suffered from a brain tumor and had been ill for several months. . . ."
"Willis played himself in the film version of "All The President's Men," worked for the comedian Dick Gregory, lived in the Bahamas, and had a Harry Nilsson album dedicated to him. . . ."
"Frank Wills, a young security guard working the graveyard shift at the Watergate Hotel, finds a piece of masking tape stuck to the lock of a door as he makes his rounds. He removes the tape and discovers that several more doors have been taped to remain open. Upon his return to the first door, he finds that the tape he removed has been replaced. Wills telephones police at 1:47 a.m.
Police follow the trail of masking tape to the Democratic National Committee headquarters and arrest the suspects at 2:30 a.m. Among the arrested are three Cuban-Americans who describe their occupations as "anti-communists," and former CIA agent James McCord, a security consultant for the Committee to Re-elect the President (CREEP).
The stage is set for a national drama that will last more than two years, glue a nation to its television sets and result in the only presidential resignation in the history of the United States. "