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Albert Anastasia

Born Umberto Anastasio
September 26, 1902(1902-09-26)
Tropea, Calabria, Italy
Died October 25, 1957 (aged 55)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Title Gambino Crime Family Boss
Known for Murder, Inc.
Predecessor Vincent Mangano
Successor Carlo Gambino
Parents Raffaelo Anastasio (1869-1920)
Louisa Nomina de Filippi (1885-c1925)
Relatives Anthony Anastasio (1906-1963), brother
Gerardo Anastasia, brother
Salvatore Anastasia (1919-1973), a brother

Albert Anastasia (born Umberto Anastasio) (September 26, 1902October 25, 1957), aka the Mad Hatter and Lord High Executioner, was a New York City Cosa Nostra boss remembered for his brutality and his role in running the contract killing gang known as Murder, Inc.[1] pretty girl version of Anastasia This image has been released into the public domain by the copyright holder, its copyright has expired, or it is ineligible for copyright. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Tropea is also a village in the prefecture of Arcadia in Greece, see by the alternative name of Tropaia Church on an Island in Tropea Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy). ... For other uses, see Calabria (disambiguation). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the state. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... Murder, Inc. ... Vincent Mangano (1888-1951) was the head of what would become known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthony Tough Tony Anastasio (1906-March 1, 1963) was a New York mobster and labor racketeer for the Genovese crime family controlling the Brooklyn dockyards for over thirty years. ... is the 269th day of the year (270th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1902 (MCMII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Charles Lucky Luciano, one of the most famous American bosses (La) Cosa Nostra (our thing or this thing of ours in Italian) is a worldwide alliance of criminals, linked through both familial and conspiratorial ties, that is dedicated to pursuing crime and protecting its members. ... Contract killing occurs when a private contractor or a government hires someone to kill a specific person or people for a sum of money. ... Murder, Inc. ...

Contents

Early years

Anastasia had familial ties to a number of Mafia organizations. He was father-in-law to Dominick Cataldo and Joseph Cataldo and Anthony Scotto who was President of the ILA. Albert had one known son named Anthony Anastasio, named after his uncle born on December 21st, 1928 in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This article is about the criminal society. ... Father-in-law A father-in-law is a spouses father. ... Dominic Little Dom Cataldo was an Italian-American gangster in the Colombo crime family who was often hired out to do work for the Gambino crime family. ... Anthony M. Scotto (born 1934) was a New York mobster and labor union racketeer. ... The International Longshoremens Association is a labor union representing longshore workers along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, and inland waterways. ... Anthony Tough Tony Anastasio (1906-March 1, 1963) was a New York mobster and labor racketeer for the Genovese crime family controlling the Brooklyn dockyards for over thirty years. ... Uncle may refer to: A family relationship, see Cousin chart A cry of surrender An idiom: Dutch uncle, a person who delivers stern lectures Uncle Sam, a national personification of the United States Uncle Tom, a pejorative term for a black person Uncle Tom Cobley, a British folk saying meaning... is the 355th day of the year (356th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Williamsburg is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, bordering Greenpoint, Bed-Stuy, and Bushwick. ...


Born in Tropea, Italy – one of nine brothers – (one brother, Anthony, also joined in a life of crime) Anastasia moved to New York City around 1919. He became active in Brooklyn's waterfront operations and rose to a position of authority in the longshoreman's union, the International Longshoremen's Association. It was here that Anastasia first demonstrated his penchant for homicide at the slightest provocation, killing a fellow longshoreman in the early '20s – an offense which led to an 18-month sentence at Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York. However, he was released early, being granted a new trial which would never take place, as four important witnesses turned up missing – a situation that proved permanent. Tropea is also a village in the prefecture of Arcadia in Greece, see by the alternative name of Tropaia Church on an Island in Tropea Tropea is a municipality located within the province of Vibo Valentia, in Calabria (southern Italy). ... Anthony Tough Tony Anastasio (1906-March 1, 1963) was a New York mobster and labor racketeer for the Genovese crime family controlling the Brooklyn dockyards for over thirty years. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This article is about the New York City borough, or Kings County, New York. ... A stevedore is a person who works at loading or unloading a ship. ... The International Longshoremens Association is a labor union representing longshore workers along the East Coast of the United States and Canada, the Gulf Coast, the Great Lakes, Puerto Rico, and inland waterways. ... Alternative meaning: Sing Sing (band) Sing Sing Correctional Facility is a prison in Ossining, New York. ...


Early in his organized crime career, Anastasia served in a gang led by Giuseppe "Joe the Boss" Masseria. Anastasia was always a devoted follower of others, primarily Charles "Lucky" Luciano and Frank Costello. His devotion to Luciano knew no bounds. His paternal neice Louise Anastasia and her husband Joseph Cataldo, the brother of Dominick Cataldo had stood with Gambino crime family associate Salvatore Polisi and his wife Rose Marie Noto when Father Joseph Greenfelder baptized Salvatore's youngest son, Joseph Polisi at St. Elizabeth's Church in Ozone Park, New York. This article is about the criminal society. ... Joe The Boss Masseria Giuseppe Joe The Boss Masseria (1879–April 15, 1931) was an early Mafia don in the United States. ... Charles Lucky Luciano (born Salvatore Lucania) (November 24, 1897 – January 26, 1962) was a Sicilian-American mobster. ... Frank Costello, born Francesco Castiglia, or Castilla (January 26, 1891 - February 18, 1973) was an American gangster who rose to the top of Americas underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and had political influence like no other La Cosa Nostra boss. ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ... Ozone Park is a New York City neighborhood located in the southwestern part of the borough of Queens bordering Woodhaven, Richmond Hill, Howard Beach, and the borough of Brooklyn. ...


Anastasia's rise to power

Loyalties during the Castellammarese War

In 1930, Luciano finalized his plans to take over the organized crime rackets in New York by destroying the two old-line Mafia factions headed by Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano. Luciano outlined his plot to Anastasia, who joined him and Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel in the plot. Anastasia assured Luciano that he would kill everyone for Luciano to reach the top. Anastasia knew that if Luciano ran the National Crime Syndicate, he would eventually get a "piece of the action." Anastasia therefore participated in the four-man death squad that gunned down Masseria in Nuova Villa Tammaro, a Coney Island restaurant, on 15 April 1931. Salvatore Maranzano (1868-September 10, 1931) was an organized crime figure from the town of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, and an early Mafia boss in the United States. ... Benjamin Bugsy Siegel (Bairush HaLevi Bar Mordechai Dov HaLevi) (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American gangster, who was behind large-scale development of Las Vegas. ... The National Crime Syndicate was the name given by the press to a loosely-organized multi-ethnic organized crime syndicate, started in the 1930s, by Charlie Lucky Luciano, Meyer Lansky and other ethnic crime bosses based in New York City and New Jersey As revealed by the findings of U... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ... is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


With the subsequent murder of Salvatore Maranzano, Luciano became the preeminent mobster in America. To avoid the power struggles and turf disputes that led to the Castellammarese War, Luciano established the National Crime Syndicate (more familiarly known as the "Commission") consisting of the major family bosses from around the country and the so-called "five families" of New York. The Commission was meant to serve as a deliberative body to solve disputes, carve up and distribute territories, and regulate lucrative illegal activities such as, racketeering, gambling, and bootlegging (which would come to a close with the repeal of Prohibition in 1933). The Castellammarese War is the name given to a bloody internal power struggle between two factions of Italian-American mafia figures that took place in 1930 and 1931. ... Organized crime is crime carried out systematically by formal criminal organizations. ... Gamble redirects here. ... Rum-running is the business of smuggling or transporting of alcoholic beverages illegally, usually to circumvent taxation or prohibition. ... Detroit police inspecting equipment found in a clandestine underground brewery during the prohibition era. ...


Murder, Incorporated

To reward Anastasia's loyalty, Luciano placed him and Louis "Lepke" Buchalter, the nation's leading labor racketeer, in control of the The Commission's enforcement arm, The Boys From Brooklyn (now known as Murder Incorporated). Murder, Inc. was a group of mainly Jewish killers that operated out of the back room of Midnight Rose's, a candy store in the Brownsville section (of Brooklyn, New York). The gang consisted of mostly Jewish-American gangsters. During its ten years of operation, it is estimated that Murder Inc. committed between 400 and 700 murders, many of which were never solved. Unlike Lepke and many other members of Murder, Inc., Anastasia was never prosecuted for any of these murders. It is doubted by some that he even was involved, since as the boss of a family, he had his own killers to use if needed. During this period, Anastasia's business card claimed that he was a "sales representative" for the Convertible Mattress Corporation in Brooklyn, New York. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


Murder, Inc. maintained its power until the early 1940s. After his arrest, hit man Abe "Kid Twist" Reles made a deal granting him immunity from prosecution. Reles' testimony helped convict many of the group's hit men, including co-boss Buchalter. In retaliation, Anastasia promised a $100,000 reward for Reles' death. On 12 November 1941, on the eve of his testimony, Reles was killed by being thrown out a window from a room guarded by police at the Half Moon Hotel in Coney Island. A hitman (alternately, hit man) is a hired assassin, often by organized crime. ... For the 19th century gang leader, see Max Zwerbach. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1941 (disambiguation). ... The Half Moon Hotel in Coney Island, New York was where Abe Reles, informant for the FBI who brought down numerous members of Murder, Inc. ... For other uses, see Coney Island (disambiguation). ...


World War II

In 1936, US Attorney Thomas Dewey convicted Luciano on a pandering charge. Some observers felt that the charges were a frame up depending on the testimony of prostitutes and minor criminals. Supposedly Luciano was so high in the mob structure that he would never have dealt with these people as they claimed. Luciano received a 30- to 50-year sentence. During World War II, Anastasia reportedly originated the plan to win a pardon for Luciano by helping the war effort. Thomas Edmund Dewey (b. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


With America needing allies in Sicily to advance the invasion of Italy, and the desire of the Navy to dedicate its resources to the war, Anastasia orchestrated a deal to obtain lighter treatment for Luciano while he was in prison, and after the war, a parole in trade for the mafia protecting the waterfront and Luciano's assistance with his associates in Sicily. Sicily ( in Italian and Sicilian) is an autonomous region of Italy and the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, with an area of 25,708 km² (9,926 sq. ...


Boss

Anastasia's violent ways were contained as long as Luciano and Costello were in control. In 1951, Costello was regarded as being the prime mover in Anastasia's rise to boss of the Mangano (later Gambino) crime family. John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ...


Through the years, boss Vincent Mangano had fumed at Anastasia's closeness to Luciano, Costello, and others and that they obtained Anastasia's services without first seeking Mangano's permission. This and other business disputes almost led to blows between Mangano and Anastasia, and it was only a matter of time before one or the other was ordered killed. In early 1951, Vincent Mangano went missing, and his brother Phil was murdered. After the deaths of the Mangano brothers, Anastasia claimed control of the family with Costello's active support. Vincent Mangano (1888-1951) was the head of what would become known as the Gambino crime family from 1931 to 1951. ...


Executing the executioner

Vito Genovese cunningly used Anastasia's brutal behavior against him in an effort to woo Anastasia's supporters away. Secretly over the next few years, Genovese won the cooperation of Anastasia's underboss, Carlo Gambino. However, Genovese dared not move against Anastasia and his real target, Costello, because of Meyer Lansky, an influential and rich mob associate. Lansky and Genovese were long-standing enemies, with disputes dating from the 1920s. Genovese could not make a power play without Lansky's support. Vito Don Brandon Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was a mafioso who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime family. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) was an American gangster who, with Charles Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. ...


Anastasia's ambition soon drove Lansky to help Genovese. During the 1950s, Lansky was extremely successful in controlling casino gambling in Cuba, offering other mafia bosses lesser shares of his profits and interests. When Anastasia forcefully demanded a larger piece of the action, Lansky refused. Anastasia then started establishing his own gambling racket in Cuba. Lansky became increasingly angry with Anastasia; while Lansky preferred watching Anastasia and Genovese battle each other from the sidelines, he now gave active support to Genovese's plan to kill Anastasia.


On the morning of October 25, 1957, Anastasia entered the barbershop of the Park Sheraton Hotel (now the Park Central Hotel, on 56th Street and 7th Avenue) in New York City. Anastasia's bodyguard parked the car in an underground garage and then, most conveniently, decided to take a little stroll. As Anastasia relaxed in the barber chair, two men – scarves covering their faces – rushed in, shoved the barber out of the way, and fired at Anastasia. After the first volley of bullets, Anastasia allegedly lunged at his killers. However, the stunned Anastasia had actually attacked the gunmen's reflections in the wall mirror of the barbershop. The gunmen continued firing and Albert Anastasia finally fell to the floor dead.[2] is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Like virtually all gangland killings, the Anastasia murder remains officially unsolved. It was originally alleged that the contract was given to Joe Profaci, who passed it on to the three Gallo brothers (including Crazy Joe Gallo) from Brooklyn. However, recent evidence has pointed the finger at a three-man hit team selected by "Joe the Blonde" Biondo, who became Carlo Gambino's underboss after the murder. Biondo is alleged to have selected Stephen Armone, Arnold "Witty" Wittenberg, and Stephen "Stevie Coogin" Grammauta. Grammauta, a convicted drug dealer and heroin smuggler, is currently regarded as a capo (captain) in the Gambino crime family. Joe Profaci (October 2, 1897–June 7, 1962) was a New York Mafia boss who was the founder and head of the Profaci crime family, known today as the Colombo crime family, for over three decades. ... ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Stephen Armone ( Lower East Side, Manhattan 1900- 1960 was a New York drug trafficker and Gambino crime family caporegime. ... John Gotti, The Dapper Don The Gambino Crime Family is one of the Five Families that controls organized crime activities based in New York City, United States, within the nationwide criminal phenomenon known as the Mafia (or Cosa Nostra). ...


The double-dealing did not cease with Anastasia's death in 1957. Carlo Gambino secretly deserted Vito Genovese, passing along knowledge of Genovese's desires to "rub out" his rivals, Luciano and Costello. Thus, Meyer Lansky, Luciano, Costello and Gambino conspired to entrap Genovese with a narcotics conviction that would result in a sentence of life imprisonment. In that sense Anastasia was avenged, but it was not with the abrupt finality that the brutal executioner would likely have preferred. Vito Don Brandon Genovese (November 27, 1897 – February 14, 1969) was a mafioso who rose to power in America during the Castellammarese War to later become leader of the Genovese crime family. ... Meyer Lansky (born Majer Suchowliński, July 4, 1902 – January 15, 1983) was an American gangster who, with Charles Lucky Luciano, was instrumental in the development of the National Crime Syndicate in the United States. ... The term narcotic, derived from the Greek word for stupor, originally referred to a variety of substances that induced sleep (such state is narcosis). ...


Anastasia was buried in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York, in Section 39, Lot 38325. After his assassination, the barber chairs at the Park Sheraton Hotel were turned around to face away from the mirror. During the summer of 2006, the barber chair that Anastasia occupied at the time of his assassination was placed on display in Little Italy, NYC during a public exhibition on the history of Organized Crime. For many years, evidently, the chair had resided in the private collection of the late comedian Henny Youngman. Green-Wood Cemetery was founded in 1838 as a rural cemetery in Kings County, New York, now in Brooklyn. ... Henny Youngman performing at the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Henny Youngman (Henry Youngman, March 16, 1906 - February 24, 1998) was a comedian and violinist famous for one-liners, short simple jokes usually delivered rapid-fire. ...


Popular culture

  • Some elements of Anastasia's character and life story were included in the fictional character Johnny Friendly (played by actor Lee J. Cobb) in the classic 1954 American film On the Waterfront.[citation needed]
  • Mayra Montero's novel Son de Almendra (English Title: Dancing to "Almendra") is the product of an extensive investigation of Anastasia's murder at the Park Sheraton Hotel.[3]
  • In The Day of The Jackal, a 1973 novel by Frederick Forsyth, a detective considers the bodyguard who was absent during Anastasia's assassination as one of several suspects who could be an assassin contracted to kill French President Charles de Gaulle. The bodyguard is ruled out because he doesn't fit the description of the assassin.
  • The barbershop murder of Albert Anastasia may have inspired the scene in the 1972 film The Godfather where the character "Moe Green", a Las Vegas casino proprietor, is gunned down on a massage table by two masked hit men. In fact, Green himself had worked for Murder, Inc. in The Godfather novel by Mario Puzo.[citation needed]
  • Def Jam Records recording artist Nas refers to himself as "The Rap Albert Anastasia" during the guest verse on the Remix for The Pledge, a 2003 song by former Def Jam artist Ja Rule.
  • The name "Murder, Inc." was later appropriated by a hip hop label run by producer Irv Gotti. In 2003, the label, whose best known artists include Ja Rule and Ashanti, changed its name to The Inc.
  • During the TV series The West Wing episode 4-11, "Holy Night", "Jules Ziegler", the estranged father of White House Communications Director "Toby Ziegler", visits Toby at the White House. Jules is a former member of Murder, Inc., leading Toby to ask him when Albert Anastasia was killed following a query from the Justice Department. Jules replies October 1957.
Preceded by
Vincent Mangano
Gambino Crime Family Boss
1951-1957
Succeeded by
Carlo Gambino

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External links

References

  1. ^ "Albert Anastasia Loses Citizenship.", New York Times, April 15, 1954, Thursday. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. "The citizenship of Albert Anastasia, reputed former head of Murder, Inc., in Brooklyn, was canceled today." 
  2. ^ "Anastasia Slain in a Hotel Here. Led Murder, Inc.", New York Times, October 26, 1957, Saturday. Retrieved on 2007-12-27. "Death took The Executioner yesterday. Umberto (called Albert) Anastasia, master killer for Murder, Inc., a homicidal gangster troop that plagued the city from 1931 to 1940, was murdered by two gunmen." 
  3. ^ Montero, Mayra (2007). Dancing to "Almendra": a Novel. New York: Picador. ISBN 9780312426736. 
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