Albert Anastasia (pronounced ah-nah-STAH-zee-ah) (born Umberto Anastasio, September 26, 1902 – October 25, 1957) was one of the most ruthless and feared Cosa Nostra mobsters in American history. A founder of the American Mafia, Anastasia ran Murder, Inc. during the prewar era and was boss of the modern Gambino crime family during most of the 1950s. Anastasia died in what was probably the most sensational assassination in mob history.
Sept 10th 1931 mafia don Salvatore Maranzano killed in his Park Avenue headquarters by four men posing as I.R.S. agents.Four bullet wounds & six knife wounds the four agents are Bugsy Seigal,Albert Anastasia,Red Levine, & Thomas Lucasey.
On October 25, 1957 at about 10 a.m., Albert Anastasia walked into a barber Shop in Manhattan and sat at chair No. 4. After his bodyguard went outside for a walk, two men walked into the shop and shot him. Anastasia lunged toward the shooters reflection in a mirror but collapsed and died.