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George "Machine Gun" Kelly

Gangster George "Machine Gun" Kelly

Profession: Gangster

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Bootlegger, bank robber and kidnapper who made headlines in the 1930's for the kidnapping of oil tycoon Charles F. Urschel, collecting $200,000 in ransom.

Born: July 18, 1895
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: July 18, 1954 (aged 58)
Cause of Death: Heart attack

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  • 1933-10-12 Gangster George Francis Barnes, aka Machine Gun Kelly, is sentenced to life imprisonment

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