Tuesday, 17 March 2020

1265) Owney Madden

Owen Vincent Madden (1891 – 1965), known as Owney Madden and nicknamed "The Killer". Leading underworld figure in Manhattan, most notable for his involvement in organized crime during Prohibition. He also ran the famous Cotton Club and was a leading boxing promoter in the 1930s.
He was born in Leeds, England, and moved to New York in 1901, along with his mother and brother (his father died in 1932).

- "... her association with the notorious red-haired gangster Owney Madden..."  https://books.google.it/books…

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