Anthony "Big Tony" Peraino (May 10, 1915- October 18, 1996) was a New York mobster in the Colombo crime family who financed the ground-breaking pornographic film Deep Throat. Peraino got his nickname "Big Tony" allegedly due to his weight (over 300 pounds).
JOSEPH "DOVES" AIDPPA Dec. 1, 1907 Chicago Cook County Illinois, USA Death: Feb. 22, 1997 Organized Crime Figure. He was a long time power in the Chicago, Illinois Mafia syndicate known as "The Outfit". He began his criminal career as a muscleman and hired gun for Al Capone in 1935.
Vincent Gigante - known as the "Oddfather" - was an Italian-American mobster, boss of the Genovese crime family. He was known to wander the streets of Greenwich Village in a bathrobe, an elaborate act to make him seem insane. In 2003, this bizarre gangster admitted to have faked his mental problems for decades to protect him while on trial. He died in 2005 at medical center for federal prisoners.
Tony Spilotro was born May 19, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois. His parents ran a restaurant that became a hangout for local mobsters. Tony became a "made" man in 1963 and would be sent to act as the mob representative in Las Vegas in 1971. His continued involvement in criminal activity would lead to him being blacklisted from casinos, making it difficult to enforce his position. Spilotro was brutally beaten and murdered by mob members on June 23, 1986.
Joseph "Joe Cargo" Valachi (September 22, 1903 – April 3, 1971), Italian American, also known as "Charles Chanbano" and "Anthony Sorge" was the first Mafia member to publicly acknowledge the existence of the Mafia. He is also the person who made Cosa Nostra (meaning "Our Thing") a household name.
"The lower East side of New York and the colorful gangsters who emerged from within its boundaries have always intrigued and mystified people everywhere. This is "Jimmy, “The Shiv”, Death House Barber of Sing Sing. He was a gangster. via Jodi DeStefano--Jimmy "The Shiv"'s daughter
Harry "Happy" Maione, he was a gangster/hit man in Murder Inc. he was called Happy because he always scowled, sneered, and because of his temper. He was the leader of the Ocean Hill Hooligans in the 1930's and was sent to the electric chair by D. A. Burton B. Turkus. Maione killed a man by putting a meat clever in a man's head "just for luck."
August "Gus" Winkeler, a gangster who got his start in St. Louis with Egan's Rats, photographed in 1932. Winkeler grew up in Lemay and left St. Louis in 1926 after the Rats were broken up by criminal convictions. He moved to Chicago, becoming a lieutenant to gangster Al Capone. It is suspected that Winkeler took part in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre of seven of Capone's rivals. Winkeler was murdered on Oct. 9, 1933, in Chicago; he was 32. His murder never was solved.
Joseph 'Crazy Joe' Gallo was a Red Hook–born gangster specializing in typical 1950's and 1960's mafia activities such as extortion and racketeering. He was also flamboyant, charming, and well-read, and in the early 1970s he became kind of a celebrity, hanging out with writers, actors, and other New York scenesters.