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William 'Big Bill' Thompson (1868–1944)

William 'Big Bill' Thompson was born on May 14, 1868 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA as William Hale Thompson. He died on March 19, 1944 in Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, Illinois, USA. See full bio »

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 1927 Is Your Daughter Safe?
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 1997 Prohibition: Thirteen Years That Changed America (TV Movie documentary)
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Mayor William Hale Thompson

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