Johnny Torrio

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Johnny Torrio
Johnny Torrio in 1939
Donato Torrio

January 20, 1882
DiedApril 16, 1957(1957-04-16) (aged 75)
Cause of deathHeart Attack
Other namesThe Fox, The Brain, Papa Johnny, Terrible Johnny, The Immune
OccupationCrime boss
Height5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
SpouseAnna Torrio
Conviction(s)Violation of the Volstead Act (1925)
Income tax evasion (1939)
Criminal penaltyServed a total of 3 years

John "Papa Johnny" Torrio, also known as "The Fox" (February 1882 – April 16, 1957) was an Italian-American mobster who helped make the criminal empire known as the Chicago Outfit in the 1920s. Torrio would later give the Chicago Outfit to Al Capone. He also thought of the National Crime Syndicate in the 1930s and later became an adviser to the Genovese crime family.

He was shot several times in 1925. He died of a heart attack in Brooklyn in 1957.