THOMAS DeSIMONE    Birth: May 24, 1950  Death: Jan. 14, 1979    Mobster. DeSimone worked under mob boss Paul Vario, and was a friend and associate of Jimmy Burke and Henry Hill, of "Goodfellas" fame. He was portrayed in the movie (as Tommy DeVito) by Joe Pesci.

THOMAS DeSIMONE Birth: May 24, 1950 Death: Jan. 14, 1979 Mobster. DeSimone worked under mob boss Paul Vario, and was a friend and associate of Jimmy Burke and Henry Hill, of "Goodfellas" fame. He was portrayed in the movie (as Tommy DeVito) by Joe Pesci.

Tommy Devito

Tommy Devito

JERSEY BOYS. Singer Frankie Valli, mobster John "Big Pussy" Russo, Singer Tommy DeVito and mob legend "Richie the Boot" Boiardo. Both mobsters were poweful members of the Genovese family.

JERSEY BOYS. Singer Frankie Valli, mobster John "Big Pussy" Russo, Singer Tommy DeVito and mob legend "Richie the Boot" Boiardo. Both mobsters were poweful members of the Genovese family.

Growing up as a kid all I listened to was 99.9 so oldies like this have shaped me now.

Growing up as a kid all I listened to was 99.9 so oldies like this have shaped me now.

Jan 14 - on this day in 1979, Tommy DeSimone was reported missing and never seen again. Gangster and associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York, he killed at least 10 people - Joe Pesci's award winning performance in Goodfellas as Tommy Devito was largely based on Tommy DeSimone.

Thomas DeSimone

Jan 14 - on this day in 1979, Tommy DeSimone was reported missing and never seen again. Gangster and associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York, he killed at least 10 people - Joe Pesci's award winning performance in Goodfellas as Tommy Devito was largely based on Tommy DeSimone.

Joe Pesci (in Goodfellas) .... one of the scariest characters in  film.  He was in a discussion we were having last night. I am so glad that my extended family knew what I was talking about!!

Best Gangster Movies of All-Time

Joe Pesci (in Goodfellas) .... one of the scariest characters in film. He was in a discussion we were having last night. I am so glad that my extended family knew what I was talking about!!

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