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Bessie Starkman

Death: August 13, 1930 (40)
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Wife of Harry Toben and Rocco Perri

Managed by: Tommaso Valarani
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About Bessie Starkman

Bessie Starkman (born Besha Starkman; June 21, 1890[nb 1] – August 13, 1930) was a Polish-born organized crime figure in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, in the early 20th century. She and her common-law husband, Italian-born Rocco Perri, established a business in bootlegging after the sale and distribution of alcohol was prohibited in both Canada and the United States.[3] Starkman dealt mainly with the finances of the business.

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Bessie Starkman's Timeline

June 21, 1890
August 13, 1930
Age 40