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Ronald and Reginald Kray
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    (October 24, 1933-March 17, 1995)
    Ron 'Ronnie' Kray (October 24, 1933-March 17, 1995)
    Reg 'Reggie' Kray (October 24, 1933-October 1, 2000)
    Operated an organized crime ring known as 'The Firm' in and around London during the 1950s and '60s
    Crimes included extortion, arson, hijacking, armed robbery, racketeering and murder
    Arrested May 9, 1968, tried and convicted of two murders - sentenced to life in prison with a minimum of 30 years served
    Ron died of a heart attack in a psychiatric prison hospital at age 61
    Reg died of cancer five weeks after being released from prison at age 66
    Subject of the 1989 Morrissey song 'The Last of the Famous International Playboys'
    Subject of the 1990 movie 'The Krays' starring twin brothers Gary and Martin Kemp of Spandau Ballet
    They were dishonorably discharged from military service for various rule violations and crimes.
    Ron, the dominant twin, was a paranoid schizophrenic.
    Ron was involved in a homosexual scandal in 1964 with Conservative politician Lord Robert Boothby.
    Ron chided Reg for marrying a woman in 1965, leading to a breakup after just eight weeks.
    Ron shot a man to death in 1966 after being called a 'fat poof.'
    In 1967 Reg, encouraged by his brother, stabbed a man in the eye and plunged a knife straight through him, pinning him to the floor.
    After Ron, a bisexual, was declared criminally insane, he married a former topless dancer in a mental institution.
    They contracted diphtheria at age three, which may have led to Ron's mental problems.
    Their father abandoned them when they were six after deserting the army.
    They were both amateur boxers with undefeated records.
    The satirical Monty Python's Flying Circus sketch 'The Piranha Brothers' (Doug and Dinsdale) was based on their exploits.
    They were both given one day out of prison in August 1982 to attend their mother's funeral.

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