BirthdayNovember 19, 1904
BirthplaceChicago, USA

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Nathan Leopold

    Full name: Nathan Leopold
    Religion: Jewish

  2. Nathan Leopold Measurements

    Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)

  3. Nathan Leopold Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 28th of January, 1936 (Age: 31)

  4. Nathan Leopold Biography

    Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. (November 19, 1904 – August 29, 1971) and Richard Albert Loeb (June 11, 1905 – January 28, 1936), more commonly known as "Leopold and Loeb", were two wealthy University of Chicago law students who kidnapped and murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in Chicago.The duo was motivated to murder Franks by their desire to commit a perfect crime.Once apprehended, Leopold and Loeb retained Clarence Darrow as counsel for the defense. Darrow's summation in their trial is noted for its influential criticism of capital punishment as retributive, rather than a rehabilitative penal system. Leopold and Loeb were sentenced to life imprisonment. Loeb was killed by a fellow prisoner in 1936; Leopold was released on parole in 1958.The Leopold and Loeb crime has been the inspiration for several works in film, theatre, and fiction, such as the 1929 play Rope by Patrick Hamilton, and Alfred Hitchcock's take on the play in the 1948 film of the same name. Later movies such as Compulsion and Swoon were more accurate portrayals of the Leopold and Loeb case.

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