The American Crime Boss Carlo Gambino

Carlo Gambino, (born September 1, 1902, Palermo, Sicily, Italy – died October 15, 1976, Massapequa, N.Y., USA), head of one of the five organized crime families in New York City from 1957 to 1976, with major interests in Brooklyn and reportedly the “boss of the bosses” of the US National Crime Syndicate.

Carlo Gambino is the son of Carlo Gambino, an Italian-born mobster. He’s known for his involvement in organized crime. He was once a member of the Gambino crime family. He died of natural causes.

Gambino’s Life Story

Born in Sicily, Gambino emigrated to the United States in 1921 as a clandestine ship, settled in Brooklyn, and became a mobster under Joe “the Boss” Masseria, Salvatore Maranzano, Philip and Vincent Mangano, and finally (in 1951) Albert Anastasia.

1957 Anastasia got killed. Gambino inherited leadership of the family, whose operations included gambling, loansharking, hijacking, narcotics trafficking, and labor racketeering. He also had extensive control over waterfront unions.  Gambino and another gunman killed Anastasia.