Alphonse "Al" Capone was one of the most famous U.S. gangsters during the 1930s, a Chicago-based boss involved in illegal gambling, bootlegging (illegal alcohol) and prostitution. Al Capone got his start in New York, working as a thug and bounce...
Name at Birth:
January 17, 1899,
New York, New York
January 25, 1947
Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone (/æl kəˈpoʊn/; January 17, 1899 – January 25,
1947) ... Capone was born in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City to Italian
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his way to the top of the Chicago mafia before being sent to Alcatraz.
Al Capone is America's best known gangster and the single greatest symbol of
the collapse of ... Capone was born on January 17, 1899, in Brooklyn, New York.
was a doting father and husband, taking great care in keeping his family safe, cared for, and out of the spotlight.
Following the November 1924 murder of Dion O'Banion (an associate of Torrio and Capone's
who had become untrustworthy), Torrio and Capone
were ser... More »
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Born of an immigrant family in Brooklyn, New York in 1899, Al Capone quit
school after the sixth grade and associated with a notorious street gang,
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Infamous Chicago gangster Al Capone was born in the tough Williamsburgh
section of Brooklyn, NY, the fourth of nine children of Italian immigrants ...
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