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Tommy Lucchese
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    (December 1, 1899-July 13, 1967)
    Born in Palermo, Sicily, Italy
    Birth name was Gaetano Lucchese
    Boss of the Lucchese crime family, one of the Five Families dominating organized crime in New York City (1951-67)
    Last name pronounced Loo-kay-zee
    He formed a street gang with Lucky Luciano.
    At eighteen, he started a window-washing company in East Harlem; any business refusing to hire him had their windows broken.
    He served thirteen months at Sing Sing for auto theft (1922-23).
    When his daughter married the son of fellow mobster Carlo Gambino, his wedding present was to cut the Gambino family in on his income from controlling the unions and security at John F. Kennedy Airport. (To be fair, that beats the heck out of a gravy boat.)
    He worked in a machine shop as a teen until he lost his right thumb and forefinger in an accident.
    After an arrest, the police dubbed him ‘Three-Finger Brown’ after the baseball pitcher, a nickname that he hated.
    His funeral service was attended by over a thousand mourners, ranging from politicians and judges to hitmen and pimps.

Credit: C. Fishel


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