Jimmy Hoffa

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Birthday
14, 1913
Birthplace
Brazil, IN
Death Date
Jul 30, 1982 (69)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
14, 1913
Birthplace
Brazil, IN
Death Date
Jul 30, 1982 (69)

About

Teamsters Union leader from 1957 to 1971 who vanished mysteriously in 1975, and was officially declared dead in 1982. He was heavily involved in organized crime and in 1964 he was convicted of jury tampering, attempted bribery, and fraud.

Before Fame

He served as the leader and organizer of the Teamsters union, a group dedicated to furthering the rights of grocery chain workers and truck drivers.

Trivia

Some say he was buried under the turf at Giants Stadium, but no proof of that has ever been found.

Family Life

He got married to Josephine Poszywak in 1936, and the couple had two children together.

Associated With

Jack Nicholson played him in the 1992 film Hoffa.