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Jewish-American gangster and Hollywood playboy Mickey Cohen dons a hat at a Los Angeles office in 1949. Cohen spent nearly three decades living the mob life, running illegal gambling operations, a sexual extortion ring and at one point—even a jewelry store. here with Johnny Stompanato, and Mike Howard.
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Helen Gilbert was an accomplished cellist. Performing at the Hollywood Bowl, she was discovered & became a Hollywood starlet working at MGM & RKO studios. In1949, she married Johnny Stompanato, associate of infamous mobster Mickey Cohen. Stompanato later died at the hands of Lana Turner's daughter, Cheryl Crane.
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.