Frank Costello (1891 - 1973)

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Nicknames: "Francesco Castiglia", "Prime Minister of the Underworld"
Birthplace: Cassano allo Ionio, Calabria, Italy
Death: Died in New York, NY, USA
Cause of death: Heart attack
Occupation: New York City gangster
Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Frank Costello

Frank Costello (born Francesco Castiglia; January 26, 1891 – February 18, 1973) was a New York City gangster who rose to the top of America's underworld, controlled a vast gambling empire across the United States and enjoyed political influence. Nicknamed the "Prime Minister of the Underworld", he became one of the most powerful and influential Mafia bosses in American history, eventually leading the Luciano crime family (later called the Genovese crime family).

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Frank Costello's Timeline

January 26, 1891
Cassano allo Ionio, Calabria, Italy
Age 26
February 18, 1973
Age 82
New York, NY, USA
East Elmhurst, NY, USA