George Machine Gun Kelly

Birthday
18, 1895
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 18, 1954 (59)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
18, 1895
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Jul 18, 1954 (59)

About

Murderous gangster of the Prohibition era. He became infamous for his kidnapping of wealthy oil executive Charles F. Urschel.

Before Fame

Born George Barnes, he later changed his name to George R. Kelly in an attempt to escape law enforcement.

Trivia

His gang received a ransom of $200,000 for the kidnapping of Charles Urschel.

Family Life

He married Kathryn Thorne, who became his underworld publicist of sorts.

Associated With

American folk singer James Taylor wrote a song about him.

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