Thomas Desimone

Birthday
24, 1950
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 14, 1979 (28)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
24, 1950
Birthplace
Massachusetts
Death Date
Jan 14, 1979 (28)

About

Sicilian gangster nicknamed "Two-Gun Tommy" known for his association with New York's Lucchese crime family. He is believed to have been one of the perpetrators of the 1978 "Lufthansa heist," which at the time was the largest robbery in U.S. history.

Before Fame

He began working for the so-called "Vario Crew" in 1965, becoming involved in vehicle theft and extortion plots among other crimes.

Trivia

He was infamous for his violent temper. During dart games, he would throw darts at fellow players if he started losing.

Family Life

He married Angelica "Cookie" Spione but had affairs with many women, including Theresa Ferrara, who would eventually become an informant for the FBI.

Associated With

He is the basis for Joe Pesci's psychopathic character in the classic gangster film "Goodfellas."