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Al Capone

Name at birth: Alphonsus CaponeAlphonse "Al" Capone was one of America's most famous gangsters during the years between the world wars. A Chicago-based crime boss, he was involved in illegal gambling…

Al Capone's Death

The Question: Where did Al Capone die? Was it in jail or after his sentence? The Answer: Al Capone spent the last year of his Alcatraz…

Thompson, William Hale

(Encyclopedia) Thompson, William Hale, 1869–1944, American politician, b. Boston. His family moved to Chicago when he was nine years old, and there he later entered politics as an…

Albert Wolff 1998 Deaths

Albert WolffAge: 95 federal law enforment agent who combated the illegal operations of Al Capone in Prohibition-era Chicago, as one of Eliot Ness's incorruptible “Untouchables.” Died: March…

Scarface

The 1983 movie Scarface starred Al Pacino as Tony Montana, a ruthless Cuban immigrant killing his way to the top of Miami's cocaine-crazy underworld. (The film was loosely inspired by the 1932 film…

Eliot Ness

Eliot Ness became famous as the federal agent who led an incorruptible group of law enforcement officers dubbed "The Untouchables," the ones who brought down Chicago gangster Al Capone in the 1930s.…

Geraldo Rivera

Talk show host and investigative reporter Geraldo Rivera has been a steady presence on television since the early 1970s, sometimes breaking and sometimes making the news. He started out in 1970 at…

2005 Newbery Medal and Honor Books

The Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.Newbery Medal for Best Book: Kira-Kira,…

Rod Steiger Biography

Rod Steiger(Rodney Steiger)actorBorn: 4/14/1925Birthplace: Westhampton, New York A heavy-set, compelling actor, Steiger began his career on the stage and broke into movies in the 1950s. He was…

Eliot Ness Biography

Eliot Nessfederal agentBorn: 4/19/1903Birthplace: Chicago, Ill. Leader of the “Untouchables”, Eliot Ness is remembered as the fearless lawman who helped bring down Al Capone in Chicago.…