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Encyclopedia > Louie Russo

Luigi 'Louie' Russo ("the Face") was the Don of the Chicago outfit from 1955 to 1961. He features a prominant role in The Godfather Returns. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. ...


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Louie Russo got the nickname 'Fuckface' because of his penis-shaped nose. He goes as far back to Chicago as the 1920s. He and his brother, Willy, were 'made' under Al Capone. His brother was one of the men sent to kill Vito Corleone during the Casmalltarese War and he was killed by Luca Brasi. The 1920s was a decade sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties, usually applied to America. ... Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947), popularly known as Al Scarface Capone, was an American gangster who led a crime syndicate dedicated to the illegal traffic of alcoholic beverages during the time of their prohibition in the 1920s and 1930s. ... Vito Corleone (December 7, 1891 - June 25, 1955), born as Vito Andolini, aka The Godfather or The Don, is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as Francis Ford Coppolas trilogy of films based on it. ... Luca Brasi is a character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather, as well as its 1972 film adaptation (portrayed by Lenny Montana). ...


Russo held this against the Corleones for decades, but after he became Don in 1955, he tricked Michael into thinking that they were forgiven. Under Russo, the Chicago mob expandided into the New York area with muscle. Also they interfeared with the Las Vegas casino's the Corleones owned. Russo conspired with Vincent Forlenza and Nick Geraci to kill Michael Corleone. They olny partly sucsedded. 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Fausto Dominic Nick Geraci Jnr (informally known as Nick Geraci) is a central character in the Mark Winegardner novels The Godfather Returns and The Godfathers Revenge. ...


In June of 1961, he invited Tom Hagen to his mansion with the intention of killing him. He, Hagen, a rower, and trusted Russo soldaots went on a boat in his river. On the course of the trip, as part of Michael's revenge, Hagen killed one soldato while the rower killed the other and hit Russo. Hagen then personally killed Russo on his boat and dumped the bodies. He was sucsedded by John Villone. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ... Thomas Tom Hagen (November 30, 1916-1972) is a fictional character in the Godfather books and films. ...


 
 

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