Bugsy Siegel Fact Sheet: Who was Bugsy Siegel? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Bugsy Siegel.
Bugsy Siegel Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1906 - 1947 *** Full Name: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel *** Nickname: Benny, Bug, Bugs and Bugsy *** Occupation: American Jewish Mobster *** Date of Birth: Bugsy Siegel was born on February 28th 1906 *** Place of Birth: Bugsy Siegel was born in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. *** Family background: His father was Max Siegel and his mother was Jennie Siegel. His parents were of Jewish descent from either Podolia Governorate of the Russian Empire or some say the family may have come from Austria, the family were impoverished *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with four siblings in Brooklyn *** Education: Bugsy Siegel although he began attending school he later dropped out ***
Bugsy Siegel Fact 1: Bugsy
Siegel was born on February 28th
1906 and during the 20th century
period in history when great strides
were being made in technology,
medicine and aviation.
Bugsy Siegel Fact 8: Siegel began smoking opium during his teenage years and later became involved in the drug trade.
Bugsy Siegel Fact 9: Siegel and Lanksy were known to the future bosses of the Genovase crime family, Frank Costello and Charles “Lucky” Luciano. In April of 1931, on Luciano’s orders, four men, Albert “Mad Hatter” Anastasia, Joe Adonis, Vito Genovese and Siegel himself were apparently ordered to shoot Joe Masseria the New York mob boss which would see an end to the Castellammarese War.
Bugsy Siegel Fact 10: In
September of that same year, another
four men were hired from Siegel and
Lansky’s gang to kill Salvatore
Maranzano which would assist
Luciano’s rise in the ranks of the
Bugsy Siegel Fact 15: Siegel
had many friends in Hollywood and
often met them socially. He knew
such people as Louis B. Mayer and
Jack L. Warner as well as the likes
of the Clark Gable, Cary Grant and
Gary Cooper not to mention Jean
Bugsy Siegel Fact 17: Having taken over the Flamingo Hotel in the hopes of making lots of money the venture initially flopped and closed down having only been opened for one month. He would be given a second change however and he made sure he didn’t squander it.
Bugsy Siegel Fact 18: Bugsy
Siegel was sitting in his home in in
Beverly Hills with Allen Smiley an
associate reading a newspaper when
he was shot dead. The assailant
fired through a window and hit him
with multiple bullets, with two
shots to his head on June 20th 1947.
The crime remains unsolved. His body
was laid to rest at the Hollywood
Forever Cemetery in California.
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