– Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel –
Born: February 28, 1906, Brooklyn, New York City,
Died: June 20, 1947, Beverly Hills, CA
Spouse: Esta Krakower (m. 1929–1946)
Cause of death: Homicide
Buried: Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Los Angeles, CA
Arrest: Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was a Jewish American mobster. Siegel was known as one of the most “infamous and feared gangsters of his day”. Described as handsome and charismatic, he became one of the first front-page celebrity gangsters. Along with Lucky Luciano and Meyer Lansky, Benjamin ‘Bugsy’ Siegel was an original organized crime pillar. Pictured in this 1928 New York Police Department photo, Siegel, who was also central to the development of Las Vegas’s gambling industry, was shot to death in June 1947.