Tony "Big Tuna" Accardo died — remarkably, of natural causes — at age 86 in 1992. The "reputed" mob boss (he denied holding the position and eluded prosecutors) headed Chicago's Outfit after Al Capone, and upon Accardo's death the director of the Chicago Crime Commission said it was "the end of an era." Accardo may very well have been a gunman in the 1929 St. Valentine's Day Massacre, and he was on Chicago's public-enemy list in 1931.
Sam Giancana. (b) 5/24/1908 (d) 6/19/1975. Born in Chicago to Sicilian immigrant parents, Sam Giancana started out as a wheelman for Al Capone and worked his way to the top of Chicago's illegal gambling operations. He had many ties with politicians, including the Kennedys, and was called to testify regarding Mafia involvement in a CIA plot to assassinate Castro. Giancana himself was killed before giving testimony. (click thru)
Ken Eto - 1919–2004 - Also known as Tokyo Joe and "The Jap", was a Japanese-American mobster with the Chicago Outfit and eventually an FBI informant who ran Asian gambling operations for the organization. He was the highest-ranking Asian-American in the organization and is also notable for his extraordinary survival of a murder attempt.
Mugshot of the ruthless Tony Spilotro, enforcer for the Chicago Outfit in Las Vegas, 1979, Chicago. Tony met his end by being savagely beaten in Bensenville, then driven to Indiana and buried alive with his brother in a cornfield. Joe Pesci’s character, Nicky Santoro in Martin Scorsese’s Casino, was based on Spilotro. en.wikipedia.org/...
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.