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Meyer Lansky Biography

Meyer Lansky

Facts of Meyer Lansky

Date of Birth: 1902 , July-4
Date of Death: 1983 , January-15
Birth Nation: Belarus
Height: 5 Feet

Quick Timeline of Meyer Lansky

1902 Born in Grodno, Russian Empire, Belarus
1929 Married to Anna Citron
1931 Rise to power
1947 His friend Siegel was shot and killed
1948 Married to Thelma Schwartz
1983 He died of lung cancer

Detail Timeline of Meyer Lansky

July 4 , 1902

Born in Grodno, Russian Empire, Belarus

Meyer Lansky was born as Meier Suchowlaski in the early 1900s in Grodno, Russian Empire, Belarus. He was born to a Polish-Jewish family. He moved to United States when he was aged 9 years old. His nationality was American and his ethnicity was of Polish Jewish.

1929

Married to Anna Citron

In 1929, Meyer got married to Anna Citron. Anna Citron was a Romania native and they got married when Meyer was aged 27 years old. They continued this married life for several years and they got divorced in 1947.

1931

Rise to power

When Meyer was in his teen age, he met a Jewish American mobster Bugsy Siegel. As a friend they also got involved in bootlegging trade and they joined with Sicilian mobster Lucky Luciano. He became involved in crime from the early 1930s and their power rose to high after they murdered Mafia bosses Joe Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano.

June 20 , 1947

His friend Siegel was shot and killed

He partnered with a Jewish American mobster Bugsy Siegel since his early teens. Sigel also saved his life in several occasions. On 20th of June 1947, Siegel was shot and killed in Beverly Hills, California.

1948

Married to Thelma Schwartz

Meyer had romantic love affairs with Thelma Schwartz and this romantic love life lead to the married life in 1948. This married life was forever as this ended with his death. They also welcomed a child from this married life

January 15 , 1983

He died of lung cancer

He was known by the name Mob's Accountant and was considered as a major organized crime figure in the United States. At the later stage of his life, he was diagnosed by the lung cancer and he died at the age of 80 on 15th of January 1983. 

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In 1929, Meyer got married to Anna Citron. Anna Citron was a Romania native and they got married when Meyer was aged 27 years old. They continued this married life for several years and they got divorced in 1947.

Meyer had romantic love affairs with Thelma Schwartz and this romantic love life lead to the married life in 1948. This married life was forever as this ended with his death. They also welcomed a child from this married life. His nationality was American and his ethnicity was of Polish Jewish. His height was five feet tall.

When Meyer was in his teen age, he met a Jewish American mobster Bugsy Siegel. As a friend they also got involved in bootlegging trade and they joined with Sicilian mobster Lucky Luciano. He became involved in crime from the early 1930s and their power rose to high after they murdered Mafia bosses Joe Masseria and Salvatore Maranzano. They began running their crime and gambling in Florida, New Orleans, and Cuba. His friend Siegel died in 1947. During the World War II, he served in the prison for several years but he was removed from the jail. He then moved to Cuba and from there he resumed his control over American Mafia operations. Most of the gangs’ movies were made on his life story. At the age of 80, he died of lung cancer. At the time of his death, his net worth was $300 Million.