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Albert Anastasia

Gangster Albert Anastasia

Full Name: Umberto Anastasio
Profession: Gangster


Biography: One of the most ruthless and feared mobsters in United States history, he was a founder of the American Mafia and was boss of the modern Gambino crime family during most of the 1950s.

Born: September 26, 1902
Birthplace: Tropea, Calabria, Italy

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Tiger
Star Sign: Libra

Died: October 25, 1957 (aged 55)
Cause of Death: Murdered

Historical Events

  • 1917-03-17 Albert Anastasia is convicted of murdering longshoreman George Turino
  • 1923-06-06 Gangster Albert Anastasia is convicted of illegal possession of a firearm and sentenced to two years in prison
  • 1957-10-25 Cosa Nostra crime boss Albert Anastasia is murdered in a barber's chair in New York City, probably by fellow mobster Joe Gallo

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