New York criminal who became famous for his two-hour 1931 shootout with police, which followed a three-month crime spree.
His brother was killed by police when he was a teenager.
His shootout with the New York police was witnessed by more than fifteen thousand onlookers.
He was born to an unwed German woman who gave him up for adoption.
He is referenced in the book How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie.