Meyer Lansky

Birthday
4, 1902
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jan 15, 1983 (80)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
4, 1902
Birthplace
Belarus
Death Date
Jan 15, 1983 (80)

About

Major organized crime figure who developed a gambling empire which included casinos in Las Vegas, Cuba, The Bahamas and London.

Before Fame

In 1911, he immigrated to the United States through the port of Odessa with his mother and brother and settled in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, New York.

Trivia

He was an instrumental figure in the development of the National Crime Syndicate, a confederation of mainly Italian and Jewish organized crime groups throughout the U.S., which included gangsters Al Capone and Bugsy Siegel.

Family Life

His brother Jacob was the manager of the Nacional Hotel in Havana, Cuba.

Associated With

He was a lifelong friend and partner of Lucky Luciano.