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Bugsy Siegel

Mobster Bugsy Siegel

Full Name: Benjamin Siegel
Profession: Mobster

United States of America

Biography: American mobster with the Luciano crime family. Nicknamed "Bugsy", he was one of the most infamous and feared gangsters of his day.

He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.

Born: February 28, 1906
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: June 20, 1947 (aged 41)
Cause of Death: Shot

Married Life

  • 1929-01-28 Mobster Bugsy Siegel (23) weds childhood sweetheart Esta Krakower
  • 1946-08-08 Esta Krakower divorces mobster Bugsy Siegel (40) after 17 years of marriage

Historical Events

  • 1939-11-22 Bugsy Siegel, Whitey Krakower, Frankie Carbo and Albert Tannenbaum kill Harry "Big Greenie" Greenberg outside his apartment after Greenberg had threatened to become a police informant
  • 1940-08-20 Louis Buchalter is indicted on murder charges in Los Angeles for the killing of Harry Greenberg, a mob associate of casino owner Meyer Lansky and mobster Bugsy Siegel

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