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Encyclopedia > Vincent Forlenza

Vincent Forleza (1890-1961) ("the Jew") was the Don of the Cleveland syndicate from 1931 to 1961. He is the literal godfather of Corleone caporegime turned trater Nick Geraci. He appears in the novels The Godfather and The Godfather Returns. 1931 (MCMXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1931 calendar). ... 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 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. ... The Godfather is a 1972 crime film directed and co-written by Francis Ford Coppola, based on the novel of the same name authored by the screenplays co-writer Mario Puzo. ... The Godfather Returns is a novel written by author Mark Winegardner, published in 2004. ...


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The Forlenza family was made up almost of all Jews, which was how he got his nickname. His organization was the most powerful of strictly gambling in the U.S.. Vincent Forlenza immigrated to America from Sicily in the early 1900s. He made his rep runnnig the gambling rackets for big players but then killing them with his right-hand Jews. For other uses, see United States (disambiguation) and US (disambiguation). ... // America usually means either: The Americas, the lands and regions of the Western hemisphere, usually divided into North America and South America The United States of America. ... Sicily (Sicilia 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. ... // First flight by the Wright brothers, December 17, 1903. ...


Vincent Forlenza was, by the 1940s, a force to be reckoned with. At around this time he employed Fausto Geraci and became godfather to his only son. He was quitely expanding his empire without challenge. By the 1950s, he ran an extreamley efficent organization and he was not known to have fainted near the sight of blood. He ruled his organization with an iron velvet political glove. The 1940s decade ran from 1940 to 1949. ... // Recovering from World War II and its aftermath, the economic miracle emerged in West Germany and Italy. ...


By 1957, he had conspired with Nick Geraci to kill Michael Corleone, Sal Narduchi, weaken the Cuba gambling, make the Chicago mob stronger, and wipe out Fredo Corleone and Hyman Roth. By 1959, Fredo and Roth were killed, Michael lost millions in Cuba, Nick personally executed Narduchi, and the Chicago mob seamed to be growing stronger. 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday 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. ... Michael Corleone (December 25, 1920 - December 29, 1997) is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novels, The Godfather and The Sicilian. ... Federico Fredo Corleone is a fictional character in Mario Puzos novel The Godfather. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


By 1961, Michael had figured this out and devised a plan to kill Forlenza. As part of a sweeping revenge, when Forlenza had a heart attack, Michael sent an ambulance to get him. The ambulance picked him up, and drove him to the docks where they dragged him to a boat. They tied him to the bottom and had the boat sink. Forlenza was sucsseded by Frank Greco. 1961 (MCMLXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (the link is to a full 1961 calendar). ...


 
 

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