Antoinette Giancana is an actress and a writer in the United States and daughter of Mafia boss Sam Giancana. She was born on 23 June 1935 in Chicago. She is known for Mafia Princess (1986), History’s Mysteries (1998) and The Other Side of Capone (2008) and. Antoinette Giancana was married to Joseph Ingoglia with whom she later divorced.
Father of Antoinette Giancana
Sam Giancana was the boss of the Chicago Outfit. Giancana was born to Italian immigrant parents in Chicago. As a teenager, he joined the 42 Gang, gaining a reputation in organized crime that drew the attention of Chicago Outfit leaders. Giancana joined the Chicago Outfit in the late 1930s.
He was in charge of illegal gambling, illicit booze distribution, and political rackets in Louisiana from the 1940s to the 1950s. Giancana was a part of the Outfit’s African-American lottery payment system in Chicago in the early 1940s. Giancana became the head of the Chicago Outfit in 1957.
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Following his release from jail in 1942, Giancana earned a name for himself by persuading Accardo, the Outfit’s underboss, to conduct a takeover of Chicago’s African-American “policy” (lottery) payout system. Giancana’s gang is thought to have persuaded Eddie Jones to give up his business and depart the country.
The murder of African-American gambling kingpin Theodore Roe on August 4, 1952 was also carried out by Giancana’s men. Jones and Roe were both huge gambling lords on the South Side. Roe fatally shot Leonard “Fat Lennie” Caifano, a man of Giancana’s group, on June 19, 1951, after refusing to hand over control of his enterprise as the Outfit requested.
Mafia Princess book
Declassified FBI papers are combined with author Antoinette Giancana’s experiences as the daughter of a legendary mafia lord in this scattered memoir. The FBI’s surveillance of Antoinette’s father, Sam, receives far too much attention at the expense of family drama. Many of the most gruesome or melodramatic events in Antoinette’s life are hinted to but never fully explored.
Nonetheless, this was a dark and, at times, unintentionally funny read. Sam Giancana’s association with Frank Sinatra and, in particular, his love affair with singer Phyllis McGuire, which included details of her luxurious Las Vegas mansion and pink Rolls Royce, piqued readers’ curiosity.
The book has no vulgar language; all bad words have been substituted with blanks, which is a strange and incongruous element. Murder, vice, prostitution, kidnapping, and racketeering are one thing, but curse words are something else different.