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Frank Costello

Also Known As: "Francesco Castiglia", "Prime Minister of the Underworld"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Cassano allo Ionio, Calabria, Italy
Death: Died in New York, New York, United States
Cause of death: Heart attack
Place of Burial: Mausoleum at St. Michaels Cemetery, New York, Queens County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Lauretta Costello
Brother of Edward Costello

Occupation: New York City gangster, mobster, bootlegger, crime boss, racketeer, businessman
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About Frank Costello

Overview

Frank Costello 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

1891
January 26, 1891
Cassano allo Ionio, Calabria, Italy
1918
1918
Age 26
1973
February 18, 1973
Age 82
New York, New York, United States
February 22, 1973
Age 82
New York, Queens County, New York, United States