- About Bugsy Siegel
Full name: Bugsy Siegel
Also known as: Benjamin Siegel, Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, Siegel, Benjamin "Bugsy"
Residence: Los Angeles
Occupation: Racketeer, gangster, casino owner
- Bugsy Siegel Measurements
Height: 5' 10" (1.78 m)
- Bugsy Siegel Death information
Died: Friday, 20th of June, 1947 (Age: 41)
- Bugsy Siegel Biography
Benjamin Siegel (February 28, 1906 – June 20, 1947) was an American mobster with the Luciano crime family. Nicknamed "Bugsy", 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. He was also a driving force behind the development of the Las Vegas Strip.Siegel was one of the founders and leaders of Murder, Incorporated and became a bootlegger during Prohibition. After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, he turned to gambling. In 1936, he left New York and moved to California. In 1939, Siegel was tried for the murder of fellow mobster Harry Greenberg. Siegel was acquitted in 1942.Siegel traveled to Las Vegas, Nevada where he handled and financed some of the original casinos. He assisted developer William Wilkerson's Flamingo Hotel after Wilkerson ran out of funds. Siegel took over the project and managed the final stages of construction. The Flamingo opened on December 26, 1946 to poor reception and soon closed. It reopened in March 1947 with a finished hotel. Three months later, on June 20, 1947, Siegel was shot dead at the Beverly Hills home of his girlfriend, Virginia Hill.
- Bugsy Siegel Family
Siblings: See: Siegel family, See Siegel family
Parents: Max Siegel, Jennie Riechenthal