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Gangster Wars
The Gangster Chronicles
The Gangster Chronicles
is an NBC
NBC
American television crime drama miniseries starring Michael Nouri, Joe Penny, Jon Polito, Louis Giambalvo, Kathleen Lloyd, Madeleine Stowe, Chad Redding, Markie Post, Allan Arbus, James Andronica, Robert Davi, Joseph Mascolo,[1][2][3] and narrated by E.G. Marshall.[4][5][6][3]Contents1 Overview 2 Cast 3 Gangster Wars 4 References4.1 Sources5 External linksOverview[edit] A historically-based crime drama about the lives of gangsters Bugsy Siegel, Lucky Luciano
Lucky Luciano
and Al Capone. There were 13 60-minute episodes. The series was narrated by E
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Random House
Random House is an American book publisher and the largest general-interest paperback publisher in the world.[1][2][3] As of 2013, it is part of Penguin Random House, which is jointly owned by German media conglomerate Bertelsmann
Bertelsmann
and British global education and publishing company Pearson PLC.Contents1 History1.1 Early history 1.2 Acquisition by Bertelsmann 1.3 Merger with Penguin2 Organization2.1 Headquarters 2.2 Imprints 2.3 International branches3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit] Early history[edit] Random House was founded in 1925 by Americans Bennett Cerf
Bennett Cerf
and Donald Klopfer, two years after they acquired the Modern Library imprint from publisher Horace Liveright, which reprints classic works of literature
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Dutch Schultz
Dutch Schultz
Dutch Schultz
(born Arthur Simon Flegenheimer; August 6, 1902[2] – October 24, 1935) was a New York City-area Jewish-American
Jewish-American
mobster of the 1920s and 1930s who made his fortune in organized crime-related activities, including bootlegging and the numbers racket. Weakened by two tax evasion trials led by prosecutor Thomas Dewey, Schultz's rackets were also threatened by fellow mobster Lucky Luciano. In an attempt to avert his conviction, Schultz asked the Commission for permission to kill Dewey, which they refused
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Arnold Rothstein
Arnold Rothstein
Arnold Rothstein
(January 17, 1882 - November 6, 1928)[2][3] nicknamed "the Brain", was a Jewish-American racketeer, businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish
Jewish
mob in New York City
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Vito Genovese
Vito "Don Vitone" Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was an Italian-American mobster who rose to power during Prohibition as an enforcer in the American Mafia. A long time associate of Charles Luciano, Genovese took part in the Castellammarese War and helped shape the rise of the Mafia and organized crime in the United States. He would later lead Luciano's crime family, which was renamed the Genovese crime family. He was known as Boss of all Bosses from 1957 to 1959 when he ruled one of the wealthiest, most dangerous, and most powerful criminal organizations in the world and maintained power and influence over other crime families in America.[1] Along with longtime associate Luciano, he is deemed responsible for expanding the heroin trade to an international level
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Salvatore Maranzano
Salvatore Maranzano (Italian pronunciation: [salvatore marandzano]) (July 31, 1886 – September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Cosa Nostra
Cosa Nostra
boss who led what later would become the Bonanno crime family in the United States. He instigated the Castellammarese War to seize control of the American Mafia
American Mafia
operations and briefly became the Mafia's capo di tutti capi ("boss of all bosses")
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Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll
Vincent "Mad Dog" Coll (born Uinseann Ó Colla, July 20, 1908 – February 7, 1932) was an Irish-American
Irish-American
mob hitman in the 1920s and early 1930s in New York City. Coll gained notoriety for the alleged accidental killing of a young child during a mob kidnap attempt.[1][2]Contents1 Early years 2 Mob assassin and kidnapper 3 Alleged child killer 4 Failed hit 5 Gangland death 6 Aftermath 7 Portrayal7.1 Film 7.2 Television8 References 9 Further reading 10 External linksEarly years[edit]Hiúdaí Beag's Tavern, Gweedore, the reputed birthplace of Vincent Coll.Coll was born in Gweedore, an Irish-speaking region of County Donegal, Ireland; related to the notorious Curran family, his family emigrated to the U.S. a year later
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Thomas E. Dewey
Thomas Edmund Dewey (March 24, 1902 – March 16, 1971) was an American lawyer, prosecutor, and politician. He served as the 47th Governor of New York
Governor of New York
from 1943 to 1954. In 1944, he was the Republican Party's nominee for President. He lost the 1944 election to President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Franklin D. Roosevelt
in the closest of Roosevelt's four presidential elections. He was again the Republican presidential nominee in 1948, but lost to President Harry S. Truman
Harry S. Truman
in one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history.[1] Dewey played a large role in winning the Republican presidential nomination for Dwight D. Eisenhower
Dwight D. Eisenhower
in 1952, and helped Eisenhower win the presidential election that year.[2] He also played a large part in the choice of Richard M
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Richard S. Castellano
Richard Salvatore Castellano (September 4, 1933 – December 10, 1988) was an American actor who is best remembered for his Oscar-nominated role in Lovers and Other Strangers
Lovers and Other Strangers
and his subsequent role as Peter Clemenza in The Godfather.[1][2][3]Contents1 Biography 2 Career 3 Death 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksBiography[edit] Richard S. Castellano
Richard S. Castellano
was born in the Bronx, New York to an Italian Catholic family. According to Castellano's widow, he was the nephew of Gambino crime family
Gambino crime family
boss Paul Castellano.[3][4] Career[edit] Castellano gained worldwide fame for his role in Lovers and Other Strangers (1970), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. He achieved further stardom in 1972 for playing the part of Peter Clemenza, in The Godfather
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Joe Masseria
Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria (January 17, 1886 – April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia boss in New York City. He was boss of what is now called the Genovese crime family, one of the New York Mafia's Five Families, from 1922 to 1931. He waged a bloody war to take over the criminal activities in New York City, gaining considerable power for himself. He was killed in 1931 in a hit ordered by Charles “Lucky” Luciano.Contents1 Early days 2 "The Man Who Can Dodge Bullets" 3 Morello leadership 4 Joe the Boss 5 The Castellamarese War 6 Death 7 In Popular Culture 8 See also 9 Further reading 10 References 11 External linksEarly days[edit] Giuseppe Masseria was born on January 17, 1886 in Menfi, in the Province of Agrigento, Sicily. When he was young, his family moved to the town of Marsala
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Michael Ensign
Michael Ensign (born February 13, 1944) is an American actor.Contents1 Early life 2 Religion 3 Career 4 Filmography 5 References 6 External linksEarly life[edit] Ensign was born in Safford, Arizona, and was raised in both the United States and England
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Al Capone
Alphonse Gabriel Capone (/ˈæl kəˈpoʊn/;[2] Italian: [kaˈpone]; January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American mobster, crime boss, and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition
Prohibition
era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago
Chicago
Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he was 33. Capone was born in Brooklyn, New York City, to Italian immigrants. He was a Five Points Gang
Five Points Gang
member who became a bouncer in organized crime premises such as brothels. In his early twenties, he moved to Chicago and became a bodyguard and trusted factotum for Johnny Torrio, head of a criminal syndicate that illegally supplied alcohol—the forerunner of the Outfit—and was politically protected through the Unione Siciliana. A conflict with the North Side Gang was instrumental in Capone's rise and fall
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Owney Madden
Owen Vincent Madden (December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965), known as Owney Madden
Owney Madden
and nicknamed "The Killer", was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. He also ran the famous Cotton Club
Cotton Club
and was a leading boxing promoter in the 1930s.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Gopher Gang 3 Prohibition 4 The Cotton Club 5 Boxing 6 Exile in Hot Springs 7 In popular culture 8 Further reading 9 References 10 Sources 11 External linksEarly life[edit] Owen Vincent Madden was born into a working-class family at 25 Somerset Street in Leeds, England, on December 18, 1891, the son of Francis Madden and Mary Madden (née O'Neil.)[1] The story goes that in search of work, the family moved first to Wigan, then to Liverpool, that it was Francis's intention to take the family to the United States, and that he died before this ambition could be fulfilled
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Charles Solomon (racketeer)
Charles "King" Solomon (1884 – January 24, 1933) was a Jewish-Russian mob boss who controlled Boston's bootlegging, narcotics, and illegal gambling during the Prohibition era.Contents1 Biography 2 Further reading 3 References 4 External linksBiography[edit] One of the earliest organized crime figures in New England's history, Solomon immigrated from the Russian Empire as a boy settling with his family in Boston's West End
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Cinema International Corporation
Cinema International Corporation (CIC) was a film distribution company started by Paramount Pictures
Paramount Pictures
and Universal Pictures
Universal Picture

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English Language
English is a West Germanic language
West Germanic language
that was first spoken in early medieval England
England
and is now a global lingua franca.[4][5] Named after the Angles, one of the Germanic tribes that migrated to England, it ultimately derives its name from the Anglia (Angeln) peninsula in the Baltic Sea. It is closely related to the Frisian languages, but its vocabulary has been significantly influenced by other Germanic languages, particularly Norse (a North Germanic
North Germanic
language), as well as by Latin
Latin
and Romance languages, especially French.[6] English has developed over the course of more than 1,400 years. The earliest forms of English, a set of Anglo-Frisian dialects brought to Great Britain by Anglo-Saxon settlers in the 5th century, are called Old English
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