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Meyer Lansky 1902-1983, Underworld
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Meyer Lansky (1902-1983), underworld financier who built gambling casinos in Cuba and Las Vegas in 1958. He inspired movie characters Hyman Roth, portrayed by Lee Strasberg in GODFATHER II, and Max Bercovicz, by James Woods ONCE UPON A TIME IN AMERICA. He was portrayed by Ben Kingsly in BUGSY, Dustin Hoffman in THE LOST CITY, and Patrick Dempsey in MOBSTERS.
December 5th, 2011
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