BirthdayJanuary 17, 1882
BirthplaceManhattan, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Arnold Rothstein

    Full name: Arnold Rothstein
    Also known as: Arnold Rothstein, Rothstein, Arnold
    Professions: Jewish American mobster
    Nationality: American
    Work: Jon Kalish, "Arnold 'The Brain

  2. Arnold Rothstein Measurements

    Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)

  3. Arnold Rothstein Death information

    Died: Monday, 5th of November, 1928 (Age: 46)

  4. Arnold Rothstein Biography

    Arnold Rothstein (January 17, 1882 – November 6, 1928), nicknamed "the Brain", was a Jewish-American racketeer, businessman and gambler who became a kingpin of the Jewish mob in New York. Rothstein was widely reputed to have organized corruption in professional athletics, conspiring in the fixing of the 1919 World Series.According to crime writer Leo Katcher, Rothstein "transformed organized crime from a thuggish activity by hoodlums into a big business, run like a corporation, with himself at the top." According to Rich Cohen, Rothstein was the person who first realized that Prohibition was a business opportunity, a means to enormous wealth, who "understood the truths of early century capitalism (giving people what they want) and came to dominate them." His notoriety inspired several fictional characters based on his life, portrayed in contemporary and later short stories, novels, musicals and films.Rothstein failed to pay a large debt resulting from a fixed poker game and was murdered in 1928. His illegal empire was broken up and distributed among a number of other underworld organizations and led in part to the downfall of Tammany Hall and the rise of reformer Fiorello La Guardia. Ten years after his death, his brother declared Rothstein's estate was bankrupt.

  5. Arnold Rothstein Family

    Parents: Abraham and Esther Rothstein

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