Mugshot of Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel, 1928
February 28, 1906
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York City, U.S.
|Died||June 20, 1947 (aged 41)|
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Cause of death||Shot (homicide)|
|Resting place||Hollywood Forever Cemetery|
|Other names||Bug, Bugs, Bugsy, Ben|
|Occupation||Racketeer, gangster, casino owner|
Siegel was a sociopath who had a criminal record for rape, robbery and murder. Siegel was one of the founders and leaders of Murder, Inc. and became a bootlegger during Prohibition. After Prohibition was repealed in 1933, he turned to gambling. He was one of the key people in the rise of Las Vegas in the 1940s.