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Abbadabba - Otto Berman

Action Jackson - William Jackson (among others)

Allie Boy - Alex Rudaj

The Animal - Joseph Barboza

The Ant - Tony Spilotro

Anthony Black - Anthony Furino

Artichoke King - Ciro Terranova

Augie Pisano - Anthony Carfano


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Baldo - Baldassare Amato

The Barber - Ralph Daniello

Bats - Charley Battaglia

Benny Eggs - Benny Mangano

Benny Squint - Phillip Lombardo

Benny the Bug - Benjamin Ross

Big Al - Alfred Polizzi

Big Ange - Angelo Lonardo

Big Jim - James Colosimo

Big Joe - Joe Lonardo

Big Joey - Joseph Massino

Big Paulie - Paul Castellano

Big Trin - Dominick Trinchera

Big Tuna - Tony Accardo

Black Sam - Sam Todaro

Bobby Doyle - Girolamo Santucci

Bobby Ha Ha - Robert Attanasio

Bobby Phones - Robert Sanseverino

Bomp - Frank Bompensiero

Boo Boo - Max Hoff

Boobie - John Cerasini

Bozey - Arnold Squitieri

The Brain - Arnold Rothstein

The Bug - Charles Workman

Bugs - George Moran

Bugsy - Benjamin Siegel

The Builder - Joe Andriacchi


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Chappy - Lorenzo Brescia

Charles Harmon - Arthur Flegenheimer

Charles Ross - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)

Charlie Lucky - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)

Chee Chee - Frank DeMayo

Cheech - Frank Scalise

Cheesebox - Mickey Callahan

Chester - Cesare Lamare

Chicken Man - Philip Testa

Chin - Vincent Gigante

Cigar - Carmine Galante

The Clown - Joey Lombardo

Clutch Hand - Giuseppe Morello

Clutching Hand - Giuseppe Piraino

Cork - Carl Civella

Crazy Joe - Joey Gallo


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Dandy Phil - Phil Kastell

Dapper Don - John Gotti

Dasher - Frank Abbandando

Diamond Jim - Jim Colosimo

Dutch (Dutchman) Schultz - Arthur Flegenheimer


E

 

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Eddie Buff - Edward Lanzieri


F

 

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Fat Dominic - Dominic Peter Corrado

Fat Tony - Anthony Salerno

The Fox - Johnny Torrio

Funzi - Frank Tieri


G

 

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The Gap - Dominick Petrilli

Gaspipe - Anthony Casso

The Ghost - Joe Pangallo

Good-looking Sal - Salvatore Vitale

Greasy Thumb - Jake Guzik

The Grim Reaper - Gregory Scarpa

Gyp - Angelo DeCarlo


H

 

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Hoptoad - Giuseppe Guinta

The Hunchback - Harry Riccobene

Hymie - Earl Weiss


I

 

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Iceman - Richard Kuklinski

Il Bove - Tomasso Petto


J

 

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Jack White - Vincenzo Licavoli

Jimmy the Weasel - Aladena Fratianno

Jimmy Blue Eyes - Vincent Alo

Jimmy Doyle - James Plumeri

Jimmy Regace - Dominic Brucceleri

Jimmy the General - Generoso Barbieri

Jo Jo - Joseph Pecora

Joe Adonis - Giuseppe Doto

Joe Baker - Joe Catania

Joe Bananas - Joseph Bonanno

Joe Batters - Tony Accardo

Joe Cargo - Joseph Valachi

Joe Church - Joseph DiGiovanni

Joe Desi - Joseph DeSimone

Joe Diamond - Natale Evola

Joe Palisades - Joseph Rosato

Joe Shakes - Joseph DiStefano

Joe Stretch - Joseph Stracci

Joe the Barber - Joseph Barbara

Joe the Boss - Giuseppe Masseria

Joe the Builder - Joseph Andriacci

Joe the Grocer - Joe Catania

Joey Doves - Joseph Aiuppa

Johnny Dio - John Dioguardi

Johnny Hooks - John Capra

Johnny Sausage - John Barbato


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Kelly - Gabriel Mannarino

Kid Blast - Albert Gallo

Kid Twist - Abe Reles

Killer - Fred Burke

Killer Kane - Kruse

Killing Machine - Greg Scarpa

King - Charles Solomon


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Lefty - Benjamin Ruggiero

Legs - Jack Diamond

Lepke - Louis Buchalter

Li'l Augie - Anthony Carfano

Lilo - Carmine Galante

Lips - Leo Moceri

Little Larry - Lawrence Dentico

Little Nicky - Nicodemo Scarfo

Longie - Abner Zwillman

Lord High Executioner - Albert Anastasia

Louie Bagels - Louis Daidone

Louie Ha Ha - Louis Attanasio

Louie Lump Lump - Louis Baronne

Louis Santos - Santo Trafficante

Lucky - Charlie Luciano (Salvatore Lucania)


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Machiavelli - Anthony Megale

Machine Gun - James DeMora (Jack McGurn)

Machine Gun Kelly - George Kelly Barnes

Mad Dog - Charley Gargotta, Vincent Coll

Mad Hatter - Albert Anastasia

Mad Sam - Samuel DeStefano

Matty the Horse - Matthew Ianniello

Mickey Bats - Michael Cardello

Mikey Boots - Michele Sottile

Mikey Scars - Michael DiLeonardo

Millionaire Charlie - Charles Matranga

Milwaukee Phil - Felix Alderisio

Momo - Sam Giancana

Mooney - Sam Giancana

Muscles - George Futterman


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Neal - Aniello Dellacroce

Needles - Leonard Gianola

Nicky Nails - Nick Dedaj

No Nose - John DiFronzo

Nucky - Enoch Johnson


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Patty Muscles - Patrick Romanello

Paul Kelly - Paolo Veccarelli

Peanuts - John Tronolone

Peter Rabbit - Peter Calabrese

Petey Boxcars - Peter Cosoleto

Petey Cap - Pete Capolongo

Phil Lucky - Philip Giaccone

Piddu - Giuseppe Morello

Popcorn - John Vaccaro

Prime Minister - Frank Costello


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Richie the Boot - Ruggiero Boiardo

The Rifleman - Stephen Flemmi

Ripe Tony - Anthony Thomas Civella

Rusty - Philip Rastelli


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Sally Bugs - Salvatore Briguglio

Sally Burns - Salvatore Granello

Sam Balto - Santo Trafficante

Sam the Plumber - Simone DeCavalcante

Sammy Bull - Salvatore Gravano

Sasa - Rosario Parrino

Scarface - Alphonse Capone, Joseph DiGiovanni

Schemer - Vincent Drucci

Silver Dollar Sam - Sam Carolla

Skinny Dom - Dom Pizzonia

Skinny Joey - Joseph Merlino

The Snake - Carmine Persico

Snorky - Alphonse Capone

Socks - Joseph Lanza

Sonny - John Franzese

Sonny Black - Dominick Napolitano

Sonny Red - Alphonse Indelicato

The Spoon - Frank Cucchiara

Stevie Blue - Stephen Locurto

Sylvester - Arnold Squitieri


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Tano - Thomas Lococo

Teets - Sam Battaglia

Teflon Don - John Gotti

The Breeze - Frank Calabrese

The Shadow - Ferdinand Boccia

Three-Finger Brown - Tommy Lucchese

Tico - Anthony Antico

Tokyo Joe - Ken Eto

Tough Tony - Anthony Anastasio

Tommy Brown - Tommy Lucchese

Tommy Bull - Tommy Penocchio

Tommy Ryan - Thomas Eboli

Tommy Sneakers - Thomas Cacciopoli

Tony Bender - Anthony Strollo

Tony Boy - Anthony Boiardo

Tony Ducks - Antonio Corallo

Tony Pro - Anthony Provenzano

Tony Tea Bags - Anthony LoPinto

Toto - Salvatore D'Aquila

Trigger Mike - Mike Coppola


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V

 

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Vinny the Chin - Vincent Gigante

Vinny Gorgeous - Vincent Basciano


W

 

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The Waiter - Paul Ricca/DeLucia

Waxey Gordon - Irving Wexler

Whitey - James Bulger, Ciro Terranova

The Wolf - Ignazio Lupo


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Yeast Baron - Giuseppe Siragusa


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Zeke - Arnold Squitieri

Zopo - Aniello Prisco

 

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