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Michael "Mickey" Cohen was born September 4, 1913 in Brownsville, New York. Cohen first came into contact with the mafia world in Chicago when he met Al Capone. In 1947, "Bugsy" Siegal was assassinated and Cohen became a west coast mafia boss. In addition to traditional mafia business, Cohen took advantage of the movie business, at one time blackmailing Lana Turner.

The Most Mysterious Celebrity Deaths

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Mobster Mickey Cohen with his bulletproof Cadillac,1950. Oddly enough, he didn't need the bulletproofing. Mickey did not die in the usual Italian restaurant, barber chair, at the steering wheel of the Caddie or up the river. Died in 1976 at 63 of natural causes.

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Meyer Harris "Mickey" Cohen (September 4, 1913 – July 29, 1976) was a gangster based in Los Angeles and part of the Jewish Mafia, and also had strong ties to the Italian American Mafia (especially the Los Angeles crime family) from the 1930s through 1960s. As a teenager, Cohen began boxing in illegal prizefights in Los Angeles. In 1929, the 15-year-old moved from Los Angeles to Cleveland to train as a professional boxer. His first professional boxing match was on April 8, 1930 against Patsy…

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Mickey Cohen became the West Coast racket boss in 1947, after his mentor and predecessor, Bugsy Siegel, was assassinated.

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The man in the hat is mobster and Hollywood playboy Mickey Cohen. Cohen was just one of a surprising number of Jewish-American mobsters.

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P23 1960 Seductive Liz Renay Girlfriend Mickey Cohen Testifies Orig Press photo