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Bugsy Siegel
Benjamin Hymen Siegelbaum
Biographical Information
Aliases Bugsy
Gender Male
Born February 28, 1906
New York City, New York, U.S.A.
Died June 20, 2001
Staten Island, New York City
Affiliation Rothstein Family
Siegel Family
Title(s) Don

Benjamin Hymen "Bugsy" Siegelbaum (1906-2001), was a Jewish-American mobster who founded the Siegel crime family in 1935 and headed it until 1963.

Early life Edit

Siegel was born on Februrary 28, 1906 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to a poor Jewish family from Letychiv, Podolia Governorate of the Russian Empire, in modern Ukraine. His parents Max and Jennie, constantly worked for meager wages. Siegel the second of the five children, vowed that he would rise above that life. As a boy, Siegel dropped out of school and joined a gang on Lafayette Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. He committed mainly thefts, until he met Moe Sedway. With Sedway, Siegel developed a protection racket where pushcart merchants were forced to pay him a dollar or he would incinerate their merchandise. Siegel had a criminal record that included armed robbery, rape and murder dating back to his teenage years.

Joining Luciano and Lansky Edit

Johnson-Rosetti War Edit

Johnson-Luciano War Edit

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