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Joe E. 'Copa' Lewis | Joe Lewis
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Ed Sullivan was a man who could brighten a room simply by leaving it.
Victim of a botched mob hit in 1927, after refusing a request by Jack "Machine Gun" McGurn, an Al Capone
lieutenant. McGurn asked Lewis to renew a contract that would bind him to performing at Chicago's Green Mill Cocktail Lounge. The Lounge (on Broadway and Lawrence, still operating in 2008) was partly owned by Capone. Lewis refused, because he had been offered more money by a rival gang to ...