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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 15 June 1908Chicago, Illinois, USA
Date of Death 19 June 1975Chicago, Illinois, USA  (gunshot)
Birth NameGilorma Salvatore Giancana
Nicknames Mooney
Momo

Mini Bio (1)

Sam Giancana was born on June 15, 1908 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Gilorma Salvatore Giancana. He was an actor, known for Peep Show (1965) and Mafia's Greatest Hits (2012). He was married to Angeline De Tolve. He died on June 19, 1975 in Chicago.

Spouse (1)

Angeline De Tolve (23 September 1933 - 1954) (her death) (3 children)

Trivia (6)

Gained notoriety as head of the Chicago family of the Mafia.
Father of novelist/writer Antoinette Giancana.
His relationship with Phyllis McGuire was the basis of the HBO movie Sugartime (1995). His other paramours included Judith Campbell Exner whom acted as a go-between for Giancana and John F. Kennedy.
A strongman for Al Capone, he was classified 4-F (unfit for military service) deemed a "constitutional psychopath" with "strong antisocial trends."
Is portrayed by Peter Friedman in Power and Beauty (2002)
Is portrayed by Tony Curtis in Mafia Princess (1986), by Carmine Caridi in Ruby (1992), by Raymond Serra in Marilyn & Bobby: Her Final Affair (1993), by Rod Steiger in Sinatra (1992) and by John Turturro in Sugartime (1995)

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