Sam Giancana

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Sam Giancana
Salvatore Giangana

June 15, 1908
DiedJune 19, 1975(1975-06-19) (aged 67)
Cause of deathMultiple gunshot wounds
Resting placeMount Carmel Cemetery, Hillside, Illinois, U.S.
OccupationGangster, Crime boss
Known forBoss of the Chicago Outfit and Mafia
Spouse(s)Angelina DeTolve (1933–1954, her death)
Children3 daughters

Salvatore "Sam" Giancana (born Salvatore Giangana; June 15, 1908 – June 19, 1975),[1] was a Sicilian American mobster, notable as being boss of the criminal Chicago Outfit from 1957–1966. His nicknames were "Mooney", "Momo", "Sam the Cigar", and "Sammy".

On June 19, 1975, a gunman entered Giancana's basement kitchen and shot him in the back of the head as he was frying sausage and peppers at his Oak Park, Illinois home.[2] After Giancana fell to the floor, the gunman turned him over and shot him six more times in the face and neck.

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  1. "Sam Giancana (Original name: Salvatore Giancana)". Find a Grave. Retrieved October 18, 2010.
  2. Congress 1983, p. 182