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      owney-the-killer-madden/ Owney Madden was the boss of 'The Westies,' a group that ruled supreme over Hell's Kitchen - and eventually controlled a large part of Manhattan. Madden was much more than a mere Irish street gang mobster and bootlegger. He controlled an interest in Harlem's famed Cotton Club, among other things.

    • Peter Donnelly

      Owney "The Killer" Madden. (December 18, 1891 – April 24, 1965) was a leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. He also ran the famous Cotton Club and was a leading boxing promoter in the 1930s. Owen Vincent Madden was born at 25 Somerset Street in Leeds, England on December 18, 1891.

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